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The Billboard 



TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO-IIN 1892 

HARRY VON TILZER 



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She's so innocent: at night before she goes to Bleep 

She coven op the bird cage Just (or fear the biro will peep. 

She's bo kind and so refined she baa to be alone before sb.'ll » 



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ENTERTAINER AND ALLIED INTERESTS. 



WHITE RATS IN 
CHICAGO SEEK 
UNION SUPPORT 
FOR A STRIKE 



FitzPatrick Stirs the Kettle 
and Gets Scalded 



Using Same Tactics That Got 
Them in Bad in East 



Managers Minding Own Busi 
ness and MtUtttf No Fuss 



K quietly and allowing event 



Dice) tenor of their way. 
id the Sherman Hotel, 
the temporary executlvf 
i White Rats, are Qui I* 
•mac Mountford ami 

ill kind*, are putting or 



nlghi 



i lobby, 
the proposed 

— t artist, when 

Flupatrlck reached ihta part o( hli 
>, broke up the show by in- 
claiming: "You big ■tiff, 
u set off fighting tor 



Vaudeville made me and Tm I 



UP ANT STRIKE YOU HAVE ANY- 
.THINQ TO DO WITH." The money 
must Indeed come eaay to the clique. 
II they can aland silent!? up under 
■och evident truths without ao much 
as «. come-back. No doubt Hountford 
Is thanking hla stars he was In New 
York, thereby probably escaping a 
elmllar verbal bombardment. 

The lateit reports today are 
that no strike Is anticipated, although 
the agitators are striving to keep 
things going as a sort of pretense. 
•Things are doing" continually around 
the Sherman, and from ihe viewpoint 
of vaudevmiana the biggest "thlnas" 
since the beginning of the trouble. 




FIRE DESTROYS 
GRAND 0. H. AND 
LYRIC THEATER 
IN PITTSBURG 

Both Playhouses Operated By 
Harry Davis Enterprises 



Loss Placed at Over $300,000 
Is Covered By Insurance 



Plans Already Being Hade To 
Reconstruct the Building 




VITAL CHANGES 
RUMORED ABOUT 
TO OCCUR IN 
FILM INDUSTRY 



It Is Said Griffith Has Organ- 
ized Super Features, Inc. 



Fichteuburg's Reported Sign 
ing of Stars Causes Comment 



Fairbanks Hay Get Backing 
From Kessel and Bauman 



New York. Jan. a 7. — The dim com- 
mies of the East are In a maze 
msolldatlon, readjustment, and the 



's Who in the Motion Picture In- 
■y has to be revised every day In 
t not to have the appearnni 
is been brought over In the 
With Douglas Fairbanks still hanging 
Are after breaking his contract wi " 
Triangle- Fine Arts, and all sorts of 




Griffith will devote his entire time to 
direction of unusual feature Alma 
which will provide a whole evening's 
Kertalnment. and which will be pi 
t the market by this new concern. 
An attempt to get Id touch with 
Mr. Griffith yesterday tailed, and « 
tentative of The Billboard wai 
told that he was not In the city, al- 
though It Is known tnat he waa here 

at Mr. Griffith "has something 
its sleeve" Is further ban 
by the fact that Frank Wood, 
manager of the productioi 
der Griffith at the Triangle- Fine Arts 
studio, has arrived In New York, and 
there la a rumor that Alan Dwan 
be Triangle's new director- gen - 

During the past three weeks Broad- 





PRODUCERS OF 
FILMS TESTIFY 
MORE TAX WILL 
KILL INDUSTRY 



Brady Says He Is Too Wise To 
Buy Picture Stock 



panded in Disastrous Way 



Fifty-Four Companies ladled 
in Tear, It Is Said 



New York. Jan. 27.— If the te«H- 
many Riven by prominent motion pic- 
ture producers before the legislative 
Investigating Committee, .which has 
been in session at the Murray Hill 
Hotel this week, la to be credited the 
motion picture industry is in a dis- 
astrous condition, and the Imposition 
of any further tax upon the Industry 
to the biut- 




i conduct the investigation. 



This Issue of The Billboard is 39,500 Copies 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 1817. 



ACTORS' FUND BENEFIT 

RA ISES NEA RLY $10,000 

Annual Show One of the Best Put On in Some 
Time — Frank Keenan, Blanche Bates, 
Robert HUIiard, Julia Arthur and 
Others Make Big Hits 



new piny by Clare Ki 

ginning February 6. The i 
of William Favershara's e 



j Theater Monday evenl 

□ at the Casino Tuesday 
February 8. 

ThB Merry Wives of Wind 
my at the termination of It 



likewise to the others. And surprises 



they hay* 'bean tried they have not 
been found wanting. And when the 
time arrived, for the theatrical artists 
of America to stage their annual 
beneBt for the Actors' Fund, yester- 
day at tho Century Theater, they sur- 
passed even their records, which have 
been the envy at every organisation 
that has vied with them In the mat- 
ter of fund raisins;. The artists Tes- 
ticular, and the Actors' Fund is today 
110.000 richer for their efforts. 

It Is not doubted that tho artists 
themselves will admit that it was the 



lobbies and , numerous gathering 
rooms of the Century permitted of 
much sociability between sketches- 
it was one of the rare opportunity 
when performers got together socially 
as well as in a business way. 

in the unusually abundant 
talnment provided the outsl 
•rents were probably the momentary 
reappearance of l*urette Taylor ai 
pec the revival of a scene from Thi 
Girl of the Qolden West, and the ap 
pearance of Julia Arthur. Outatand' 
ins; In this particular case does not 



and when the curtain went up oi 
intular set far Peg o' My Heart the 
idience emitted a roar of welcome. 
Daniel Frohman. president of the 

Fund, was everywhere at once. 
the real surprise awes when h 



for 



Woods ever since Mr. Woods withdrew 
from the old Arm of Sullivan. Harris 
* Woods in 1902, has banded in his 



Reported Having I 



ity Theater In tfc 
been playing 
lows of the tn- 
imatlonal Clr- 



trons had pur- 

and were seated 
In the house 
when It was an- 
nounced that 
there would be 
no show because 



Paulsen, orches- 



Weis Planning New House 

San Antonio, Tex, Jan. 27. — 31dnei 
Wels and associates, who already prac- 
tically control the legitimate theater 
circuit of this section, are planning 
to replace the present Grand Opera 
House here with a modem theater 
and office building, it being Intended 



MARTHA HEDMAN 



Poor Beception 

For His Brother's Keeper In Virginia 

LyncWburg. Vs., Jan. 2«.— If the 
ceptlon which His Brother's Keeper, 
Robert Bdeson'- 
own play It 
which he, Is ap 
pearl ng, was ae-i 

can be accepted 
as a criterion ol 

expected when 
the well-known 
romantic ' actor 



Richmond the 



median, and Edna b. Brum, of £ 



career thirteen 

is the author of 
nine succe 
plays, and 
played opposite 
her hU9band In 



pay for hla men. 
When be saw 
that there was 
nothing forth- 




NEW PLAYS 

it 

ApsNo iKaKr^AalnUC City, JsanirV x£ 



ijumls F. Wrlffcl FwttM Bobluon 

rn Wrtebt Hrdw HbltMi 

a. Jsntosat strrint ""ST* *"M*«t 

Strr'nnBA VJ.\V.\V.V.V,V.V.y*fi5rt < Lruu 

'aSdinV^ V^j'' 'iijH^SlttS 

Atlantic City, Jan. 18.— If. a play 
In four acta by Mark Swan, produced 
under the personal direction of Hut- 
brook Bllnn and James Bhesgreen, waa 
given tta premiere at the Apollo last 
evening. 

If la an oWect lesson of what might 
happen If the United States doesn't 
prepare adequately for war Two and 
a half of Ha acts are put on as a 
dream. It la Immensely thrilling, and 
| Is a lot of action. As a nit of 
'drama It la certainly "there;" 
effects, plot, slaughter and alt. As a 
lesson In preparedness, as a preach- 
ment, ea a tract. Mark Swnu has 
proven to our entire satisfaction that 
he can, and did. get beneath our self- 
■stlsfled skin. and. If this production 
will arouse the nation to the full re 



New York, Jan. IS.— The atay of 
Maude Adams in A Kins for Cinder- 
ella at the Empire Theater haa been 
extended four weeks. This haa neces- 
iltated the postponement of her en- 
gagement in Boston until next season. 
When Miss Adams began her run 
. the Empire Christmas night It wss 
announced that she would be there 



s also behind In their pay and also 
tused to work longer until some- 
ing was done for them. Adger Wall 



, Changes in Hew York 

New York, Jan. 27,-^-Johnny, Get 
Your GFun will be placed In the Cri- 
terion Theater February 12, while Jam 



company is to be disbanded. Already 
Marie Tempest la ret 
a. new play. The r 
Uon at the Lyceum, 
ruary 5. will be The Great Divide, 
which Henry Miller will revive 
appear In himself. 

G. M. Anderson has abandoned 
Idea of producing the musical play. 
Some Girl, this season, inasmuch 
William Collier In Nothing But the 
Truth Is to remain at " " 



himself -With 
several well- 
known people. 
Including 




den production of last seasi 

stands of the South, has., 
been Justified . Thi a Is toe first Winter 
Garden show ever sent to .tnla.' — 1 

everywhere has greeted A World qf 
Pleasure Is an Indication that. It will 
now become a yearly "event. The pro- 
duction Is being given. In. its. entirety, 
with a company of nearly 100, most 
of the movements being by special 
train, because of the large jumps. 

A World of Pleasure will be the at- 
traction at the Tulane in New Or- 
leans during Mardi Gras, week Feb- 
ruary 18-24. and will then work back 
towards New York, being scheduled 
to close In 



Rita Jolivet 1 

Will Occupy Heroin 



New York, Jan. II. — Although she 
inounced her permanent retlre- 
ent from the stage when she 
became the wife of Count Giu- 



co a year ago 
Rita Jollvet Is 
turn to the 



play. A Nigger 
In the Woodpile, 
by Harris Diek- 
aon. which Mad- 



will present 



Archer in 



•He. Ken- 
CBrlen 



fcbruary x mr. 



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erbocker. New York. February 3 

New York. Jan. 17. — David Beluoo 
announces the final performance or 

David Warns Id Id bis remarkably 

mill revival of Charles Klein's 

Music Master In tha Knickerbocker 
Theater Saturday evening, February 
It. Mr- WarOald'a original engaj 
ment at the Knickerbocker in the 
rival at Tbe Music Master ™ 
eight weeks, and he opened there 
Octuber ID last. But owing to tbe 



port la doing things — things that are 



Brunhall Playhouse, hla tiny vanity 
box of a theater, la to Twenty-seventh 
street, eaat of Lexington avenue. 
That mesne a long, lone way from 
lights, lobster luncherlea and U valine*, 
of Times Square, but great as the dto- 
tanca is, the lead he faaa won ana 
whkh ha la Increasing monthly, oyer 



Think of it. four acta without a, 
punch line, without situation, without 
rllmaT, without an epigram, without 
a single big scone, and, withal, da-. 



UP AND DOWN BROADWAY 

With WILLIAM W. RANDALL 



Isabel I 

acting en have been seen on tl 
fornunce was worthy and In every way h 
- " Bain, vT 



Serce. It la not 
opportunity to 

. It Is a. pity, too, 
fresh as if written 



likely that the present generation will 
The Merry Wives of Windsor in many n long day to cot 
for tbia delightful farce, 
yesterday. 

The role of Sir John. Fal staff baa given that favorite 
Wise, an opportunity to ravel In a part greatly to his liking. 
Hackett decided to produce The Merry Wives of Windsor last fall at hla 
Criterion Theater It waa bis Intention to play sir John, but o= set 
neas could not play It, and Thomas A. Wlee was called in at 
eleventh hour to take tbe part. The last time tho part nam played here was 
by William H. Crane, some twenty years ago. 

Wise regretfully slope ont of the part this evening, and the erodno- 

i to the storehouse for an Indefinite amy. Be 

■o out In a new play called Mr. 
In the life of the 
■r, that ther 

Ise may not play the part. He looks Just Ilka the Immortal 
would be a great treat to tha many admirers of tha lata P. - 
to see him portrayed on the stage ~ 



that every spectator Is held fast am 



and analysing Keeping Up Anpi 

It is not a helluva play. Nor Is 
company that renders It made up of 
staro of the first magnitude, but " 

author and prayers have so eti 

for sincerity snd fidelity that they 
have dropped nearly every stagey 
snd artinoe of the age and yet 

One leaves the house feeling, n 
If he had been entertained, nor yel 
lifted nor edified, but rather sa U ha 
had been privileged to hear In eon- 



Anna Hold To Tour 

Mew Tork, Jan. 37 — Following her 
engagement In Follow Ma at the Ca- 
sino Theater February s Anna Held 
■111 make a tour of the principal 
s in the musics! play, under the 



direction of the 11 



» Lyric 1 



To the average theatergoer It would ae< 
if high-priced theaters In the metre pelts. There are already some thirty -six 
in tha Broadway district that charge from tl upwards for the orchestra 
snd shortly there Is another to be added to the list. Mr. Horoeco-a beautiful 

Playhouse la announced to open on Monday. FVbruary 

out-of-town success, Canary Cottage. 

The postponement of the production of The 
Opera House to Monday night, January 2*. waa found ti 

d Belasco, who Is interested in this (treat production. Ha, with h 
sons-in-law. Morris Oest and William Elliott, are making every effort t< 
tola tha biggest dramatic event of the season. Mr. Gen bought tbe wl 
the lower Boor for the Monday night performance, and distributed the 
tickets to his personal friends and the critics of the dally papers. He intends 



THE BILLBOARD RECORD OF RUNS 
IN NEW YORK 




Metropolitan Opera Season 



New Tork. Jan- 27. — The preront 
■eaaon of the Metropolitan Open. 
Company at the Metropolitan Opera 
House Is by far the moat prosperous 
yet enjoyed by this magnlOcent mu- 
n. The present la the 



tlcally tha same aa last season, and: 
among the prominent singers are 
ICnrieo Caruso, Geraldlne Fame. Pas- 
quale Amain, Louise Homer, Antonio 
Sootti. Franceo Aloa, Johanna OadskV 
Frieda Hem pel, Marie Barrtentoa, Carl 
urn i in and Jacques Uriua. 



pleasure to the early pre- 



New Dramatist 



New York. Jan. 17.— The drat play of 



writing, and his first plsy looks good '■ 



I that It Is along n 



The Lodger 

New Tork, Jan. IS.— It la good t 



UtUe house, for it only seats 199 and; 
3 only play to 11,3*1 a week if It 
out at every performance, which ; j 



tractlnB and pleasing people of taste 
nd discrimination.- and may yet. ha 
__ived for the road, where good pi 
are so badly needed. 

DRAMATIC NOTES 



6 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 19t7. 




WHEN FACTS GIVE OUT 
WH Y WOR RY? 

Especially When It Is So Easy To Manufacture 
Imitations That Will Take Their Place 



MOUNTFORD CAUGHT JUGGLING AGAIN 

The Prince of Sophists Fairly Outdoes All His Pre- 
vious Efforts at the Game of Misleading 
Vaudeartists 



Mr. Mountford, last week, published 
excerpts from a letter written by Mr. 
John Fitzpatrtck. president of the 



they carried In the original i 



New York City. Jan. i. 191T. 
Mr. John Fitspetrick. 

General Organizer A. F. ot L 
My Dear. Mr. Fltxpatrlck: 

I have been reading of your activity 
In favor of the White Sate Actors' 
Dillon aa directed by one Harry Mount- 
ford. So that you will not misunder- 



and it is no more than fair that 
should know the real facta, and 
the untrue and personally inspired 

In the controversy that has been b< 
fore the labor-forces of this count] 
durinK the past five years, the oppos 
tion to the official staff of the Whii 
Bats. I have never been challenged ' 
prove my charges, and, furthermor 
t have continuously demanded froi 
the Executive Council the prerogative 
to prove to them my published 

In the Brat place, there' can be no 

honest effort to beet use your offl 
farther the Interest of an affiliate . 
ganlmtlon. but I say to you, as I have 
said to the officers of the A. y. of Ik, 



lade by K. A. 
r of the 1 
iters, that for. 



last week the Lyceum, which Is being 
remodeled, will be reopened by Mar- 
cus Loew February 12 under the name 
of mews Lyceum, while the Iegltl- 




everywhere Miss 
corded highest praise. Already she 
is planning a new offering 
season, which she hopes to have ready 
to show New York managers early In 



Ball Kept Rolling: 

New York, Jan. is— Ernest R. Ball, 
the vocalist and composer, who has 
been playing an extended vaudeville 
engagement over the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit, starting last August arid ending 
Saturday at Kansas City. Is back In 
town. From his press dippings Ernest 
la quite as popular a vaudeville entei 
tainer as a composer, as he was th 
hit on every bill on which he appeared. 
He evidently wasted no time while 
touring either, for la his spare mo- 
ments he wrote some 1 



surpass anything he has previously 
done. Aa soon as he completes look- 
ing over the proofs of his new stud 



HON. PAUL R. TURNER, OF THE ACTORS' 
EQUITY ASSOCIATION, SAYS: 



Moreover, we are not In accord In. many respects with the preset 
policy of the leaders of the White Rats. We are quite sure that 01 
mes to determining upo 



a far-reaching policy concerning the 
the groups in the theatrical world. 

They want White Rat domination. 



t the 



We want autonomy. 

its chairman 



want the government arranged so that one 
shall govern everybody. 

We believe that there la a diversity In the different lines or busi- 
ness in the amusement world which requires an .international organi- 
zation In the nature of a federation. In which the different bodies will 
meet and by mutual consent agree upon method* of co-operative 
ut where no branch will be required to do anything against 
The White Rats, as we understand it, believe m a central 
power which may dictate to and control |— " 

Anybody who knows anything about 
and does, know that their plan is ' 



uld be e 



Orpheum, Brooklyn 




bill, and one c 

ranged for thi 

rising twenty minutes earlier 
usual. Among the acta on the pro- 
gram ware Valerie Bergere, In IJttle 
Cherry Blossomr Marie Nordstrom, In 
Bits of Acting; Frank and Toby, Renee 
Florlgny. Bert Melrose, Bo: 

Lew Heard, Wmie Westoi_. 

Bracks, Golfing With Cupid, with 
Charles Cartmell and Laura Harris 
Pinkie, with Helen Gladylng; Jact 
Wilson Trio, and the second eplsodi 
of Mr* Vernon Castle In Patrie. 



Elizabeth Mayne Going Big 

Fort Worth, Tex.. Jan. 27. — Eliza- 
beth Mayne, who Is doing a dainty 

lg and singing act with Billy 

in. entitled Ain't She Nice. " 




. __n. a I.— Alec 
and Dot Morton, the Australian 
itie team, while playing at Poll's 
Theater here, received contracts to 
play the Orpheum Time. At the ter- 
mination of that engagement they 



Sailing' for Australia 

Chicago. Jan. 27. — Harry Sterling Is 
planning to sail 'for Australia April S 
for a tour arranged by Boy D. Mur- 
phy. Frawley and West have arranged 
to leave for that same country April 



Minneapolis, Minn.. Jan. 27. — A no- 
tice was posted yesterday afternoon 
back of the stage at the Unique Thea- 



n the United Theater Com- 
Chlcago, which has been as- 
sociated with the Rogers Estate in 
the management of the theater. The 
for closing the house, accord- 
ing to Mr. Rogers, la that the prop- 
better financial 

advantage. 



Tnique Thea 



r In 



dihVpet? 



Will Refnse To Pay Royalty on Music 
New York. Jan. 27.— The restaura- 
urs at a meeting this week, foltow- 
B the United States Supremo Court's 
chdon that music publishers must 
I paid for the privilege of using their 
songs, decided that they would use no 
' songs than those from publish- ■ 



To Enter Vaudeville 

New York, Jan. 28.— Blllle Reeves, 
who has Just returned from England, 
will soon make a tour of the TJ. B. 6. 
Circuit under the direction of Claude 
A Gordon Bo stock. 

Katberine Murray, who has been 
<ry successful In The Girl From Utah 
and The Quaker Girl, haa decided to 
forsake musical comedy for vaudeville. 
Others whom the variety stage may 
aim soon ts Almee Dalmores. alias 
Dalmores Is thinking seriously of tak- 
ing Edna Goodrich's part In The Man- 
when the latter goes into motion 
pictures. 



Bond and Willard Separate 

New York, Jan. 28. — After a part- 
nership of ten years' duration Harry 
Bond and Joe Willard have separated. 
Their act will be continued by Wil- 
lard, while Bond has Joined the cast 
of the new farce. The Cat Came Back, 
In which Eddie Heron and Mads* 
Douglas are rehearsing. Bond will 
have the part ef a sailor. 



Truly Shattuck and her partner, 
Martha Golden, following their V. IB. 
O. Time, open on the Interstate Circuit 
at the Princess Theater, Wichita, Kan., 



FEBRUARY 3, 1917. ThC H i 1 1 I) () 8 T Cl 



Vaudeville Reviews By Special Wire 



lfie Topmost ^un*. 

i#R\LACE 

Here Genius not Pirtfivour Rank insures 




clonic Eva a reception 
1 every act 



There la more real humor In this playlet than In many 
Broadway. Tbe boys, cspcoliUly Arthur, are there 
times to flichi-g oat comedy or' the right kind. All con- 
pttonally ndL The audience laughed heartily at the 
also relished the fine singing and the harp playing. The 
Marx hoi's and their company conld headline any bill. Forty mini 
id close In four; five curtain calls. 



Majestic, Chicago 



«d«w^'«W'rf tb. ™jtot Wtf. »^W7' 

--o. ot «vlnlii°™ DM^WHttM tJH 
snm una tosur o/ (nod tuu glind lUUi 



lupplied his listeners with many laughs, due t 

splendid delivery. Quite a few new sags, together 

, £ht on. The marriage ceremony la a masterpiece. 

Barnes concluded with a boob bit that took him off amidst solid applause. 
Twenty-flve minutes. In oner four bows. 

. g — Emily Ann Wellman and Company, in Young Mrs- Stanft 
and directed by Edward Eisner. Mr. Eisner has supplied his star n 
: novelty vaudeville patrons ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The 
. with a slide announcing the- principals. Thereafter the entire act 
is given as If on a screen, the players working behind a thin blank transparent 
drop, with light effects that only show the figures of those on the stage. The 
story of love and hate truly fits tbe remarkable setting. Miss Wellman is an 
artist, and held the attention of all with her emotional acting. The cast Is 
well chosen and deserves credit for Its performance. As a novelty idea for 
vaudeville this act has no competitor. Twenty-one minutes, in three; 
curtains, ■ . ■ :- 

INTERMISSION :• 

Talma and Bohco ottered magic, coin manipulate __. 

legerdemain and all sorts of original tricks. The act brought sincere ap- 
plause, oven though most of the spectators were fooled by the disappearing 
canary trick. Bosco supplies the comedy, while LcRoy and Talma go througt 
their routine. The act Is startling and very entertaining. Twenty-three min- 
utes; special seta and props.; three bows. - - 



Ho. 8 — Eva Tangnay. Hats off to Eva for her 
performance this afternoon — she pat every ounce of 
pep into her work, and the answer is that she stopped 
the show, even after the Castle picture was on view. 
The stage manager was compelled to raise the sheet to' 
permit Miss Tanguay to respond to the thunderous ap- 
Her songs were not up to the usual high s 
costumes offset this slight handicap, 
gracefully in one of her numbers, p 
no end to her entertaining qui ~" " 

. she was a riot. Thirty-two i _, „ 

special drop; a dozen bows and a few speeches. 



In popnlii-ltr- Tl 




V ? . T-^ntff C aa gll M, 



No, 9— Third rpljHdo Bf P»tr!«, i 



Chicago Palace : 




COUPON AND STRIP _ 

It but One BEST— Those Mid. by 

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EIGHT THE ATERS 

Mured by Rush for Naw Mual 

Comedy Circuit 
w Ye*. Bo. ST.— rams r. Bud. an 

ma ter*, skies IV tfimlffd pkla w 
cad laalaafcy tint tisM tinstm lad 



CRONER-DAVIS 

SPARKLE tMB., inc. 



DRAPERIES 
TIC EMBROIDERY EF- 
FECTS FOR COSTUMES 



WANTED JP CAS 



L COSTUME BUSINESS 



ATTENT.0M, THEATRE MANAGERS 

Get in line ^ck lor the Great topie ol the hot* 

The Startling and Virid New BHTH CONTROL PUT 

"THE CHILD UNBORN" 



By CHARLES SUMNER 



:WhEHE. For u™»nd' 
UNITED PRODUCING CO.. 133 W.3l Ww.i.g^.^ £1- CHICAGO 





PORK BARREL RUNNING LOW? 



three separarate and distinct taxes — State, county and city — end that 
the burden la causing motion pictures, circuses, carnivals and all other 
amusement enterprises to light for existence, but now an up-State New 
York Assemblyman named Coffey Has Introduced a bill which. If It 
becomes a law, would levy an additions 1 tax of one per cent on the 
face value of all tickets — and. according 10 those closest to the amuse- 
ment business, would cause New York to go circus] (us next en mi 

The Honorable Mr. CoHey proposes to do a good Job of It. 
Includes theaters, baseball, football, polo, basket ball and even church 
bazaars in the list of enterprises to be taxed. And then Just to make 
the proposed Job complete another New York Assemblyman named 
Perlman has Introduced a bill to Increase the stock transfer tax from 
two to live cents for each 1100 of stock sold. 

The greatest worry of the lieelslature la the pork barrel. It must 
be kept full— no matter If the kiddles and the mo " 
of others have to chip Id and keep It overflowing, 
attempt will be made to Impose a tax on the Is — 
life because he Uvea longer than other animal 

Use whole boneh. But paramount above atl the fact remains that If 

, New 



ng. Next we expect an 
■aae an elephant has on 
B and Is the bluest of 



■o be subjected to any more taxation 
n the Bmptre State whac 



they 



Chicago Palace 



r- 1 k> • bra. seat. ntH, ta rt 

nWeerbuss. 



OPERA ROUSE DIRECTORY | 



STOCK PAPER 

MUSICAL COMEDY 
TABLOID SHOWS 

Absolutely the ,lit— jest. snsritMst ino 
— 1 op-to-dste bine sf sM paper STST 

Prices reaeooahla. Write. 



MMISM'S BUDGET 



PEW1UAKY 1, TUT. 


The Billboard 


11 


— ■ THE 1917 BALLAD SENSATION 

■ ■ IP D w aV*h ■ ■ ■ «as, ■ ■ ■ warn m m m m •*■■> a ■ ■■■ 

"WHY 1 LOVE YOU 1 DON'T KNOW" 

By JAMES BROCKMAN and JACK SMITH 
Sung with success by Jack Wilson Trio, Hawthorne's Minstrels, 
Bob Albright and Frank Morrell 


1 I kaaw why the sn is never Eta, 1 know why the moon's shove the =]on3s, 
I know why the tempests blow, I know why the sod sets low, 
I fcaow why In spring all Its birds sweaty (big, I know in my heart P»e been fooled from the start, 
I know why the flowers grow; But why I lone yon I don't know. 

Pub. by JAMES BROCKMAN MUSIC PUB. COMPANY 

145 West 45th Street, New York City 


YAH MAY 
iuu mm 


Orpheum, San Francisco 

(Intend 8.tJ« ■ man, taw It) 

DmUar D»a(l.» avmted Im.PAT. dm tot Co- 

1* kaMSM bsnora. cttrlj atojnjlna; tie 


Columbia, St. Louis 

OattewX KmiHT Xatbaa, lm S9) 
>aja< tod»i" U (it unois'tDt 1oib»i till ot 


[EM DANCE f 0110 

If for 1917. JUST OUT 

WS» G PASES OF= MUSIC 


T"£ McNALLY'S 
i. * BULLETIN 


1— Buim-Isbm Wttare. Tin dnlK 
Nt. (-HM iM Debur. la • idealr-diesied 

No. *— WU Con uS Mueta Ikm la. Da 


bart —4 Cam look BMBBS ksM at tba 
(all aastT^-TcaUa. * 


CDPjfajniA<f 39 NEW SONG HITS 

FORI HOI PIANIST 

SPECIAL 35 ■* POST PAID. 
SHAPIRO, BERNSTEIN & CO 

211 West 1-7 t > Street, New York. 


*~ PRICE, SI. OO 

hcbaxtt-i; BjT.r.Tn-nr mo, ■ h tut 

17H1.Um.NG MONOLOGUES 
10 SOARING ACTS FOI 2 UAL EI 
9ACTSF0I MALE AND FEMALE 


•11 . vn, bald aaar. 

■ZmT* ** 1 J ™* *" "™* 

TNTHtiaSnOrt 

ft A.. walta went mi. IWBj Sk ntaUfl, 'full 






22 IUBE-f »t PARODIES 
A NEW COMEDY SKETCH 
A GREAT TABLOID COMEDY 
McNALLY'S ME1RV MINSTRELS 
GRAND MINSTREL FINALE 

11 KnBUIISO KoNOLoanxB. aoon 
a. • ptutire o:t. All Hod., Igejenlu 

It EOAHtaa ACTS to two miln. 


"ll'n put. ul ■> Ut WWl a* awow. 

clem. la tkrec: apodal draprrfe.; Si tan apd 
MM Ikj C^. Adwo^K^t^^wll^wt^ 

Vantages, San Francisco 


No. C — Allan' mnehan tad Oompanr nra- 

Ba. 7— Anihtw Tembu- •arltC. TOa Brto* 

repUouTatdUW. and bta tttorU rORled We 
Art Id tlx bit [KBrtmn of til* thon. Tlilrtj- 

Da. S-Jinea Hollen "M Alas Ceosu pre- 


P. DODD ACKERMAN 
SCENIC STUDIOS, lac. 

MS West 39th Street, 
New York City 
STAGE DECORATIONS 

"THE MOMIWlSTICSTDDio"' 


» OBRAT TABLOID COMEDY ABl 

■DBLAqox^ -rrs Totra wry." 

Mcsaij.y'8 mir MOtSTXEJ*, 
g^^Jj^JJ^wlg^U^^llttUW 
_ 09A HD HIKSTB El njfAlK— TK. lut 


"^."wMilBiiai rDtenle of ISSi tf CM Hon- 
BHludL Tw.ntr-S.o »wm^ ^ 

prettr etuilm opinJui, LB m ^J^jJ^^ 

ideaaed. Btekl nuiln. In one; two bow*. 
Ho. 4— Met* and CeniTdla dlilosat » indent. 


laM^mLonlea^ ^^^^^Jic^aoll,!, and 
wire walkm. h»t a xood ant. Tie nan of tta 
■ndlaaea that alajed abplaoded neartllT. 
Htalw mlnBtaa. full .(.It- wall ratal Ted.— 
WIHa 

CAPT. JACK CRAWFORD 

Seriously 111 at Mia Hem* In Wood 
Mervan. N. Y. 

(Caplaln Jar*) Cr.wfarl toe -pott aooot/' la 


RED star WINNERS 

"Love Is a Queer, Queer Creature" 


WM. MeNALLY 

•t E. t26th St., New York 


blEb-clie- oporntle numbera In an iwimrllaliril 


haxliar eBMraatad a sold white dellTerlnc a 
NO WHITE RATS NEED ARPLV 


DO YOU COMPOSE SBJK?^^ 


THE 

American Thaatrfcal Hospita 


IMa beat Hc**n( .n PtATrH tin, borne In 
tbtrteen nooOia. EWIeen ailnoten. fall flnee; 

din"™, tao^i'™^ w^r**^ntliu»j Mt ot 


commit** In rh.rsr ot cba Oompen Te*H- 
It'tata that^ tbfTjind nrranird^n 


SONG WRITERS 


N. t— Tat itn-vciii ini Ma baa> treated ■ 

No. B— Wlmton'i Witer Uoaa AAA Blrlni 
Srmpba. raEnmaS aTtaT ntarlnr Mr* a fBw 


^jy-^SS^Ms) *** 


"Oh, Idaho, 
You Sunny Fascination 1" 


vHIGAUO. | LU3 . 


H. WlMtaQ, nnfltr Uie airtcu™ of fault WI1- 
kSSCSSS 1Mb let (Ter plajtu all rllj. TwtntJ- 


■■«o Ban ro Tnere will ba no abow. I toll 


8 BtutJ New PARODIES tor *I 


**' «*" n m thi BtiLBotso - 


OM aSMtH, fall •tasai »adll HBtal! WW (»f 




BAY "1 SAW IT THI B1U.SOABB.- 



The Billboard 



VIENNA NEW YORK BERLIN 

f%«l EMIMFBICK KALM«N M M 

«AV HER SOLDIER BOY" ^? t> 

^A!t> FRANZ LEHAR ROBERT WINTERBERG ^-S 

^ "ALONE AT LAST" "THE GIRL FROM BRAZIL" 
Another TOSTI'S "GOOD-BYE" Another "1 HEAR YOU CALLING ME" 

A TEAR, A KISS, A SMILE 

Lyric by DARL MAC BOYLE Melody by OTTO MOTZAN 

KARGZAG PUBLISHING CO., 

62-64 West 45th Street. 7th Floor. NEW YORK CITY. 


N. T. VAUDEVILLE WHISPERS 


MUSIC DEALERS, JOBBERS AND ALL PROFESSIONALS, send Tor a- cop; of 
Sidney Roy's Ballad Success— 

"THE DEAR 0L0 DAYS OF LONG AGO" 

Hera is s. ballad that appeal* to the music loving public, because it is full of senti- 
ment and beautiful harmony. Enclose stamp tor professional copy. 
Ill ttoMot- In. SID. ROV.SHYDER CO. Bnas* fatuli, U<L 


Iac lin. bat At tho i»mr of pool toliiot unltA 
AO p™t. A. OH. of It* DOOM PlATATA IB NOW 
Ton. took bin o-.r for tt™ .hAinlit I—*- ■! 


^MruSliSZlS«'l l£ momtwr. 
■t i ™U»( tohUlJ Wrtmbr. JinsArr U. 
■t S B.B.. It II:. «B«. ot Attoruej (ton, 

All UcbO -oo -Ml t* In New oo Uit^«l«^» 

mmrnUrn ■o'ttoAaM ^jTsbo- At tno 
n*. ■ : r, e wtr IB XtrrV 

U. A:: ir c. th* IkfUU ~n = . H ■ bll 

">'»I" Anrln to iira.f.11 Jww Ar- 
Hoclle ,Dd mi oo»rl« Met to Now To,A..AAf.r 


eton?' written br VmS "Vwranj!' BBS it Hoot 

BnLrn N»wt and J»ct Ctutorf opcacs at 
Kdth'i niroiKidp IaaI u om3u IB mli ™ 
oSaHoe aoJ mAdo A mmm for^tlM 

Dm'^peolA to oontlimt In undrTDlt ■» i 


S W E ET H CART," ""THE tt'l't. L° C O ME* B AC K TO YOU 

W WALTZ KONG % 

SHE 1 S^M Y £ ALFA LF A MMM M 

£^^M^"mS«Su«^S^l^"^^(«T^5 ™3i, Meatus p Jjf ! ^^ ^m"^ C ° rt ' 0 r *= 
D. S. it Uw riles, rot tba 81IBI At MmA Ital. PtaK, p iajjjj am (PIP* - ™ l ~oodj *■* 
IfnTrT-V ■. wudl f< * *"*- ^ Bi OWE**." Minis FMBIIunr. Baa Ma. 1, ED*, mil 


"THAT LITTLE FORD OF MIRE" s-—<i 
"HOW LET ME SEE YOI SMILE" SSfiSiSS. 
£HEH I'LL COME BACK TO TOR" jasy- 

aTlaNSON PUBLISHING CO., * »a»a»rf.. IMt, CHKBOO. OL. 


aepArtmcDt of tb* OrplienrB. Otmill b^tksJRJiBai 

CALLS NEXT WEEK 

ri^iif flwxtAl Ecrboor Tnmpfl I 
loot to 1111 BEWABK. Jl. J. 1 
FalX IPrtn. MAJEWTIO^(lo«) 

PAUACB (obo) hew BOCBELtE. 

^" ' inJ * IflEW ' g 2*i 

,Un poi?ro ^"i" S l uW Q **vE , .^u 
Fin T«« AmHsu MOVrCESOE. B, L 
Boh Qoijl.l A Co. BMBBV <loe-] 

■?™ ri ,f ™ „Jt^ioo Bo^hTBortoo* Co- 
P" 1 ' BIHj Dots A Co. 

kazeltob. pa- i„ M am 
Mi*™ (>«»> Wmmtmmss. bass 

PWMab A ROM P FLAEA (tore) 
KAinoo'A^Ktai tejJ^J Bt <S * 1 * 


l-o. Unit „„ lrt w bring wrltlon or A.roo 

Hoffmio: malt bj Ir»t« Botlin. 

^Wlllli- Wnltn, -lio vol toniprlltd In MM 




»■« imllM rnmlitr tor tin nnM Hi" im™, Ism 
«1-»Ito.I putnenMp. Loi-lHt -111 do in aoi 

><•:■■ ■l-^Zv',"^MI^ n L"(t HAhirtl™. 1 " 
'■-'i-'. »>npn.i w, , MD f«r OBI 
JJt^ .ill „„t Born. To^r- WMI* 


THE OLD RED. WHITE AND BLUE 


aaa lAfX PROFIT - SHARING REDUCTIONS **■ |Af 

WlUd F. W. HACK! CHICAGO WWlUC 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 1917. 



"THEY'RE OFF" 



ben aoag win. Cbas. K. Har- 
ris, iu usual. In the lead with a 
lin. of the best (ml lads and nov- 
elty songs erer turned out by 



PICK THE WINNER 

"MY LITTLE 

CHINA DOLL" 



VAN A B CHEJ TCK and JACK 



"Let Him Mitt Yon 



"She Comes Fran 
a Quilt Little Town 
in Pennsylvania' 



mt.T. Y VASDKRVEER & WILL 
3. HART 

"Yon Came, You Saw, 
Yon Conquered" 



VAN A SCHENCK'S 

"It't a Long, Long 
Tine Since 
I've Been Home' 

By JOSEPHINE! E- VALE 

"COMEBACK" 



"All I Want Is a Cottage, 
_ Some Rosas and You" 
f"The Story of a Soul" 

"Sengs of Yesterday" 

\Bi Joa. E. EsWl soaJarf nl hu 

'LOVE ME LITTLE, 
LOVE ME L0K6" 



CHAS. K. HARRIS, 

B' way & 47th St., 
NEW YORK CITY. 



BURLESQUE NEWS 



BURLESQUE COMEDIANS 
WANT BETTER BOOKS 

Well- Known Performer Weighs 
In With Hii Side of Story- 
Indication Weakness Is 
Being Realized 



^median! la IhDj departawDl of the ti 



Tj«1r lanaenci aHoaM to UIKCtrt to 

to to.t tw.it.lt nUclH.tmc «□ 
1 * eu If I til I, .1 



RECORD FO UR Q UARTETTE 

Lellor I'alen fdnEI tenor, Alrln Has* bata. Jfli 



d Bobbr Evana Vlrelnlji Mlaatrela, and. 



TAKE TIM E BY FORELOCK 

Producers Signing Up Chorua Girl, for 

Next SaiaoR 

Lbs-Ir mosl iltslrable lirla lor uit jut. Tola Ii 

the tat or the tntm fin. win. iu 

jettlnf a eon rill an or • Prima donna aa II 



AIDING LEONI'S WIDOW 



a New Yeart Mj. air. uodj a 



■i. or tile Ml on tto 



PECK ARRANGING EXTRA 1 



T thaw Jut alsoUUd ■' 



mxied In (M *• XOi^juiS* I 
1 Ctocott. 

A WORTHY CAUSE 



N*« Sot. C1t7, Bmrntor B. 



COOPER BUYS MACHINE 



bile, and ■ good cat M that. 



THAYER THU NKLET8 



IU n»tr form. Dromlata tc 



8" 



!!!!! MAGICIANS !!!!! 



*lf dollar ind "^'^ bcld l f a flQ d Bcr U ,' - 11 ln " 

dnlreil plan, l"an fc* nwitri l-^nrta^Sl nKL 
M> r<N,]'!W'i:iJ,. TilllEAD Oll^WiX- Untlnlr 



MUSIC TAUGHT FREE 



...HYPNOTIST... 

Wishes position with Hypnotic 
Show or Act. Address me by let- 
ter. Prof. Packwa, 2219 W. 471b. 
St., Chicago. 111. 



^^oig^HSic^rjijftet 11 ^ Una*! 



YOUR FRIEND "LOUIS" 

-III ad, II vlumanl tor ion la DOril LOUIS vaS 
0«ia^naa 1I faluUK Tr,"5 '""cli'l rot'oXl" j'JjS? 



FOR SALE 
VENTRILOQUIST KNEE FIGURES 



SMALL SHOW 
PRINTING 



RICTOH, SYSTEM 



NEW DROPS, $10.00 ^ 

uT^lIi Sto.™hSI l ,°i«i?h'Sii,i., &m1hhE~p' 



VELVET DROPS PJfe 1 



THE GOLD SCREEN 



LADY ORCHESTRA 



FUHNVBOHE No. 4 
COSTS 35c §Tii"S 

!,'. ■ 



FEBRUARY 3, 1917. 



The Billboard 



COME OVER, COME OVER, COME ON OVER HERE— IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE 

and hear GEORGE HI. COHAN'S Wonder Song 

THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE GIRL 

GREAT DOUBLE VERSION OF THIS SONG 

If you need a Ballad in your Act there isn't one in the market that can compare with 
TO. JEROME and MILTON AGER'S 

TURN TO THE RIGHT 

As Raymond Hitchcock will not appear in New York again this season Mr. Chas. Dillingham has 
kindly allowed us to release for New York only the Song Sensation of Betty 

SOMETIME 

By WM. JEROME and HARRY TIERNEY 
Sometime is the Big Musical Comedy Song of the year. Raymond Hitchcock has all Philadel- 
phia whistling and humming it this week. 

WHEN YOU WANT REAL SONGS GET IN TOUCH WITH 

THE WILLIAM JEROME PUBLISHING CORP. 

Strand Theatre Bldg., Broadway &. 47th St., New York City 



10 PARODIES-3 MONOLOGUES-$l 



ter. a nam medltu o 

H. C HL1, IB- IBM 



medley on tha latest son. 



WANTED COLORED PERFORMERS 
AND MUSICIANS 



BURLESQUE NOTES 



id Id • three act, to tt ki 



UP AND .DOWN BROADWAY 



H 

faction, ^wll/t 



WANT TENT REPERTOIRE ACTORS 



WANTED — Good Singing, Dancing Sonbrette, Sketch Team 



A RIOT ACT FOR A DOLLAR BILL 



MUSICIANS WANTED QUICK 

Musical Act, Man, double Comet; Business Woman, some puts; Comet, doable Vio- 
lin; Baritone, double Violin; Man, "'rig with Bend, double Band or Stage. Make sal- 
aries low, all year's work. Geo. Spear!, write J. DOUG. MORGAN STOCK CO 

Somerrflfc, Ttx.,wtek Feb. 5. 



tlon 01 Wej-, — — — 
At jireaent^Troe^fl. Jamee 

WrSTlo^b." Mpicr" 



oirarlw.eu (rest dl H| Dtment. 

Loolae Dreaaer added to Ibo fond materlallr 

la KlIUic nntTaiu, and. 11 is also tcp in red. 
iwo ulaaca u i«*uuHm rati per -t.rh.- 



M 1'rant Moll-r. of the CoeoannI firoie. «r* 
U.naret Uomalne. HDde 3™ II 



■vupjinf the role plajed Ijj Juliette Llppe. 

i~° C Uo!et*i^Bu'liLr ^aiChaoSj mmm "°*"> 
i Broad war to apprtr in a new |>ji»l04t1irA. 

■5b id the part or (be flapper. 

The International Cimlt, acflmUna; In Oenrn 

Icolal. . me* open with Ml fl | , , "ml^J* ' 

J,1orrBeUa''*w*r Ma red la Dttrham. S. ft. 




16 



The Billboard 



Hn Repertoire 


J 


Theatre 
Managers 

HEBERBR05 

Greater shoS 

1 0 Bid CLASSY, 1 1) 
IZnew FEATURES l£ 

INCLUDING 

MINSTRELS, CIRCUS 
ACTS, VAUDEVILLE 

BAND AND ORCHESTRA, SPE- 
CIAL SCENERY AND MANY 
NEW NOVELTIES 

Special Paper and Plenty of H 

SHOW IS STRICTLY HIGH-CLASS 

and on request can f Ornish references bom 
beet of managers. 
We will mail you oirnulara and adver- 
tising mutter od request. Send in your 
open time for ralance of 1»17-'18. 
OS*t lit E IT* are, COLD HUH, OH IS 
Bell, North 2630, Ohio State 11771. 

LEON BOSTW1CK 

r _ PJ** 1 ^ 0 "l a.wp^Ltaos — 


POSTY BUYS LYCEUM 
THEATER IN CHICAGO 

Weil-Known Musical Comedy 

Men Will Play Vaudeville 

end Pictures in 
the House 

mS^Tn*5» plaTaaaal the LP3HBB Ttoa- 
ler. (otmKlT met 07 i™. LMfk * SdiMIM. 

uyux i™ undid lib .rial 

CURT JONES PLAYERS 
On Barbour Tim* In If*. WmI 

jOZiabZm- £SSSm»SSm SeK end 

PRESENTING NEW PLAY 
-C~SUrr5»riii» ttmaa Weal vbT^?md£ 

■roT" 2*35 


g>a mu ud n» Kimj of m» uui tor too 
uu bill .1 im wM. The oornnu ikioiM 

IHt Vernon. Ji.iu.Jo F«Qt. Oil™ Bulla. 
UUIU Uwltl. Vlotette DeTeldn. IdXrtle ScnlQ- 
erlud. Ilia lv. Ethel Wot, lull FoUltt, 
Otorxix Kalfbt ul Mjrtla Viijhn, 

GINGER GIRLS IN OKLAHOMA 

Tbe QlB(c OIeU Hsdnl Comedr Ooupanr. 

IbMo. Mm Snaffei, PmtI KEh, Funds UUi 

WELL- LIKED SHOWS 
Given by Myrkle- Harder In Rod Bank 

HV lilt >Hk .1 Un> LttI- Tneni*r"tr, nod 

AlbUkt ft" £^^"oui«^™m™^,™ 

lile ol 8pK». Hello, Frtaoo: Bb«tln«. the Otntn 
urinrlrJl nlM, anpnorted hr an oieeUant cut 

DOROTHY HARR AND PLAYERS 

In Uelr •rrenlli na-ek la OMo tnrllorT, ud Ik 

iter the HMMiraient of Hclantnlin 4 Koran. 
Thi emnpuir lnclulei KoniUlJ Ban, J MBit 
Sudtrwm. Erelja JI.-nn.ir. lam Conor er, Bali 
PenSaa. W. B. Kent, J. 8. llelanfblla ud 
Mr. Hons. 


»o. CKO Newport Hwl atone. Bunrw Le- 
F»n«, J. T. EchllD. Olen UcCord. Donno 1«, 
Arthur J. EtUT, Munll Ih-mlng Ud Law- 

nr blmfeeu*. rojuor Hula, Tor «blch be ao 
eared the riirbt to pta* 1b Ida trnitorr, ud the 

G1LSON PLAYERS 
Win Favor in Alexandria, La. 

Slw* Tw'wJaiiT hTbo^t* and' a M Sr!ta*" 
loe-a ■■Ml«aaL D^to-aata nidaeUIa .peH.l 

FIRE CHANGES PL AND 
Boetrt Ok., Jan. 3d. -The Krlt-rion Oornedl- 

tlu. oveuliur »rronoanee «.„.lii nljhr of la«t 

H|xir ann Senrert'i dim. rtrar Id onmixT, 
liratj and weuml tlia mm nan. vhent the "bow 

FLORA DEVOSS COMPANY 
Smeaaaful Under Manansmant of 

THo Flora DcTva. Bepertolit Ootajanj, plaj 
Inf ttiatifb WlaeonalB ud lUlnola. tuklat tna 

■□ceefUL A alee line of plara li beln, twd, wltT, 
anaelnl liaaan for each Mil ud a tplradld lltti 
Bt -oaprr. in* «mpuj 1a beaded bj n»rt 

trf* anff|»a-t.^ br Ibe roUowln, cut: lUaa 
Oall ii.mlt.oi>. it.™ eajlsn, Q. BemUun, Ted 
v.-..„.a,i. 11 U. Uwiit'. Harty ntaanald, 
Tt™,.. I, Kodd, KMU. SelMa, J-~vt W 
tir. ->:.i-l <8S iotU ri.H,,...,,. 


DEMI NO COMPANY 

Data Wall Through State of Montana 

Till Id wt-rtiM. IMbIU IbMter Osnnant, pl.J 
Inf abroach Uorjlana, onor-r rna DUbAdHn»ot 

nM. TwJt, !«, W 1„ u* t.iei), ttk(»Altt|( tie 


*l H. FretlanJ and Anita Freelani 


-SULTANA COMPANY IN TEXAS 


BARCLAY S HURSEY 


u* Bj«hiL&.*™ u!? 1 " u£ eene?SM^nt 

iJUT ll iraltlm no s n!™ Uu at plan. IrUd 
B. Biawn u-v n.'n. nitt«nU.-UuI»» 

Tiiiim, ( ™« H^riM. ^xbd p™™, 

S^^?'ir5^ ,W ™' " °™ - "' 


A ROY E. FOX'S PI 

HEga Sixteen Yeara 1 

, <S7 Per. Mfruss, Bu 171 


IPULAR PliYERSA 

Clthont dosing 

Sulphur Springs, Texts ^s-F 


ALINE ISEFF 

.Ml A. ... jun c ■ 

VELMA NEFF 

BILLY K. REV 


STARLIGHT MAIDENS 

Have On* of Sort Woeka of Seaaan 

Iba Brarllir., MiU.-n. ilnaltal Contdr Oorn- 
nuj, yl^lni u™« weal Vlnjlnla nnder (Ha 

oi ok^d i> ieei aid 

TBt rtai oonMe,. oT HUH- Cla, Botn Unit. 

_ CABARET BJRLB 
■ On Sixth Week In Sprinoti^Id, Mo. 

HrfctfiU Mo.. Ju. IT.— Xb. .OWurt Olrti 


musigiahs waited, Walter Sariogs Players 

iU. HUHEnr. M Muter, at MM ImUmi,. ImHn, Tn. 


now "a, "«^ h kui° "rsS^sr-r. 

JACK E. RICE 

.«. SfWl B. 


WANTED — ADVANCE AGENT 


TEX & MABEL SHEA 

AT LIBERTY 

fcBgB^J.^fagag 

WANTED 

Repertoire People 


MILTON SCHUSTER music*Tgom'e s dy go. 

25 PEOPLE. BEAUTY DANCING CHORUS -12 
CAN ALWAYS USE FIRST-CLASS CHORUS GIRLS 

fE!-£SZSnSXl ,«SJ2 BX. fflSK lhh£*"* ™ 


WANTED for FLOYD A. SHEFFIELD'S DRAMATIC CO. 

. , „ . fWTIKa WEEK n.NDS UNDER CANVAS 

* •SSifsNi%S^£A'£i» •snars 8«a 


WASTED 

tnonn up oumiia hhhette, 

Crl«MCTEB MM UD VOSUUL 

Ten eJL BARNEY WILLIAMS PLAY- 
ERS, wider MH7U, Lawtoo, Okf*. 


WANTED GENERAL BUSINESS MAN 

To direct stage teat show. We pay all after joinintr. Never close. Now in our 
eleventh year. Tell all first letter. Address THE KADEIX-KRITCHFIELD 
SHOW, week 29th, Edison. Oa.; 5th, Cuthbert, Ga.; 12th, Shellmso, Ga. 


..<>' HESSEir" | 




JMMEDUTC OPENWG FfJR jJEAJJING MAN 

im^. "SS^'tlS? ZEL"ZU IS Sitfj" N^tidTni o«Tb i s arS cS"c 7m*££"i5Z 



FEBRUARY «, 1M7. 



The Billboard 



n 



Dramatic Stock 



ORPHEUM COMPANY SETiSXTftSES-iKS SS*£ 
IN JACKSONVILLE Si EVTC: ™- ' 



Opens Indefinite Engagement 
at Orpheum — Mias Hollinga- 
worth and Vernon Wallace 
Playing the Leads 



nUUKiU (or mur lite etoeK n 
shlea nill be piwtB») br tba maitnu aaiUc 



MaWATTERS IN BROOKLYN 



< loains bub. piejim < 



Uw airootfcrr. ot Berr, 
tot (WD .I,.,,,., la tl 



ENGAGES D OROT HY SADL1ER 
baa bean eajracert, bj Cbarieej w. Danlala fc 



EDDIE BLACK COMPANY 



COAST STOCK NOTES 



ie Maa Bha tawed. Fair tn 



10 Orittieare Purer* did a 



r, Seattle, wub.. 



SOUTHERN PLAYERS 
lent UndM- Cover in Calumbua 



BERTHA MANN ON COAST 
Plays Leads far Morosco Staek Co. 



k Ooapanj, plajtDf j 



eailr cleaed the Mirtlr Vinton ■ 



AMERICAN PLAYERS 



Frank Tijlor. Hr-nrj Rail. L. Tlrtor GUIird. 



HARTFORD STOCK NOTES 



CHANGE S THE POLICY 
Fredericks Tries Tab. and V.iudavillo 



4 poller of tba Keatnekr a 



AUSTRALIAN 



VARIETY 

= THE SHOW WORLD 

• asBitBswaaiMr"-'*"" 



MARTINC. BRENNAM. 3S0 Pl«« Str..t. Sydney. Aurtnlli 



HONOLULU AND AUSTRALIA — The 



USTRALIA— The Sydney Short Lin 




HEADQUARTERS FOR SHOWMEN 
M tOOMI WITH IATH CHICAGO 



TON | 

team rtwa I 



LANKERSHIM HOTEL «*»°" 



CATERING TO THE PROFESSION 



SARATOGA HOTEL tHE SHr" 

RATES, $1.00 PER DAY AND UP 

E. D. CUMMINGS, President, - - CHICAGO. ILL. 



AMERICAN ACADEMY 
OF DRAMATIC ARTS 

fWfin H. Sargent, Pro. 

TThe Standard InotitirbbnY 
,- 



1 of Dramatic Education 



J 



Empire The aire and Companies 



Room ITS Carnegie Hall, New York 



W. S. HURLEY 



NONA NUTT 



.R0SC0E VAN TUVL 



WINIFRED ST. CLAIRE 
MakM Another Hit In Pateraon, N. <V 
rnmn. H. J.. Jan. 30. — Elea alan. Foot 



SHANNON COMP ANY LOSES 
Whan Fire Dsajtrar* Savanna TTiaatar 




18 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 1817. 



Billboard 



W. H. DONAIJJSOJJ. 



LAOf-Dlataneo Tele 



red before the Ore now conaum- 

Che last vestige" we have in mind 
Ib the detestable, repellent, undignified 
and disgusting title — "White Rats." 
~'e want it cremated and Its ashes 
attered on the waters or oblivion. 
The word Rats never suggested 
Stars to anybody—not even the m em- 
irs of the organisation. It brings to 
Ind only the noisome, germ-bear- 
g, EtinmnK. stealthy, destructive, 
irknessloving, abhorrent rodent. 
Nor does the prefix "White" In any 
ay qualify or save the term. It only 
furnishes tha additional reproach of 
abnormality, freakishness or aber- 



SA\ FRANCISCO 
OR TTnniMdt B ant ggfgfc 

af- -aiy, nil comnerci BlOI 

Bains™, vn w. NortB art, 
lllnimnitm Ht» Piirjtxirs. a 
But- Twin Clu OIBce, 720 Phoi 
aapolla. U Anailea. 004 Amer 



a ire implied or at i 




retarded and be! a 
than the bad business 
nesty or mlgmanage- 
ten leadership ' 
which It has Buffered or the base pur- 
poses to which K has been prostituted. 

How much better a dignified and 
significant title like tho National 
Vaudeville Artists. Inc.. or The Actors' 
Equity Association sounds. 

sort of thing be too stilt 

unguard," -The Uw 



Or. if tl 



We repeat it— we hope It will be 



Readers' Column 




OBITUARY 



OliiJiaKBUIN— Hag 0. Cbambcrtalo. I 



28 i^buaoiii.^10 ^ViiiihMB. 
BAHT— llstj J. Bart. 1 



Mrs. P. M. CraJ, BIT Ma4l»n alrret. Cblrnjo. 

The Udrm of UlR CoBun "111 be arort- 
««[« bj Bww Com.il, rt= CWsr .tree), BnOalo, 



MAYE R C. GOL DMAN 

Author of Book Entitled "The Public Defender" 



Mayer C. Goldman, of the Hew Toft Bar, who initiated me movement 



This booh: shows is a simple and concrete fashion how one of the 
greatest needs of the American criminal law most be filled. It means a 
"square deal" and a fair hearing for every person accused of crime. Lawyer 



It Is glorious t 
Ours let It be, to 



shape and lead. 



Wires," "The Divers" (play on the 
word diversity, a synonym or variety), 
or the "Cryptic Crew"? Surely some- 
thing easy and breezy enough, yet de- 
void of nauseating flavor, could have 



■dcr was then still worth saving and 
If its name had been changed to "The 
Guard!" this might readily 



Editorial Comment 



y with those loyal, but mistaken 



at least have the semblance of an or- 
ganization behind them, wishes to go 
squarely on record by asserting In the 
most open manner and positive terms 
that we devoutly hope that the last 
vestige that remains of the W. R. 
A. TJ. will be utterly and entirely de- 



The Actors* Equity Association 
would have been entirely willing to 
take representation In the American 
Federation of Labor under the White 
Rats' charter with a few minor 
changes, provided the name was 
changed to. as Hon. Paul N. Turner, 
general counsel of the society, tact- 
fully and considerately puts It, "one 
more general In its character. The 
Federated Actors of America," for lo- 




ot the 

Equity Association would neve r ha ve 
stood for the abominable title, "White 
Rata'' 

made by the Actors' Equity Assoda- 



Coleen laVoo, an Oea. Del.. Bot 8 print 

roanifp*. dill be appreciated br T'_ J. UcBhai 
rare Elks' Longe MS. Ha! 4m, Mum. 
_ Anjtmt^ anowlng^e^wbereabiKits at Willli 
T. Umllr MlfcH bl> a.vm-bter, Lola Bon 
Intra] DdlTErr. Sootll St. Pant, Itian. 

AL G. FIELD FLASHES 



■ sawj^emvasaasr' vansnTlaa'ai 

when completed, win be stocked -lib Sab 



HULEB—ETer.11, B 



In New Tori Clqr. 



MARRIAGES 



j!:.:ir? 

CO 11 pro N-CULLEN— John w. Complon, c 
ailcaao, and tlalel ClOJen. al» ot Chlenro. w 



MINST REL NOTES 

btller-ronrnler Blimtrrt Ooiopaor ope 
aaoo .1 FiIMtto. FT... I.no.rT B. 

11 Maker. E*» Utlcb.il. Priori." noh» 
ajr. H. U Proctor. E. a alcMaater. > 



THEAT RICA L NOTES 
alinaecr JaBblnfa. or the Hartford T 



Ei nifd"* 'The 'sari fort ,"a oi " it" aaTbHaSI 

U^Crr-^LMaSaor. m£SJ£ J? JioUdi 



tha^ehnbert Dll ™jni. .""jjjjj "J*, 
^VLuiJ 0±T niaber. —ho had Ml rfnt'^y. 1 



TE Lodge in. ol Kaei fj 



FEBRUARY fc 1M7. 



The Billboard 



21 



.mjjf Ip Iht Hnnl pjclorl*! picture*, .- L1 L b 



RINK NOTES 



! OtOMfbrr. C ITlonluj* Ml 8. L 

lipi. ■»! Nioi'm., aM "-ortoi and im 
jJJJI '"jj.™ rtSS SfSSiSiBl 2 



raal ■'•M B«( npartt to PIT 1 Wl t 

J^k. PiiHtm, aiap 1B * m.« etiis. 

■"J" "wrrirtmi or C. nih»rtr. wi 
aaortU. P 

fi DiTignn ,m m Dvu. Cue, 



Genuine, First-Class Rink Music 



ft 



BETTEB THAI A BAUD AMD AT LOWEB COST. 



NORTH TON AW AM DA MUSICAL 
INSTRUMENT WORKS 

NO. TON AWAN DA, - N. Y.. U . S. A. 



'CHICAGO" ROLLER SKATES 



TRY THEM 

CHICAGO 
ROLLER SKATE 
COMPANY 




I lit* Music Is The Soul 
Of to StUTItIB ItttK lad MERRY-SO-IOCrB 

BERNI ORGANS 

BaBt for Work and We*f I Ontura Ms Card-board 
Mnsic. Catalogaa Mi full particular", on request 

■Bill quill CO.. if! 1. iOft it, li. Iirt Mi. 



PARK NEWS 



TRIPLE PIER S TALK 
Flat-had From California She 




-APPLY NOW- 



If you want one of the few remaining locations avail- > 

able for the 1917 season. New, Novel and Unique I 

Games — Snappy, Spectacular and Novel Shows— I 

always get big money at | 

AMERICA'S BIGGEST AND BEST AMUSEMENT PARK 1 

«— RIVERVIEW, CHICAGO—* 



ORANGE LAKE PARK, 



New York 

■j. llrtMp\ R. t 



PARK LOCATION WANTED 



la tint mi. operand to ■ m 

..jcctll and flloan. who former!* t 
Eteruo, ni. , tut erpeet t« |d d i »w 



ciol™. Ha li 



f Hum Hanj- Harrr la tt« ooj ■ 



NEPTUNE BEACH, ALAMEDA 



ty. — Elaborate Hrrarar- 
tbe OOTIDS or Haftna* 



S pot on the arnnnriH mi 



Trie DDlBblBj; toacEH-a 



"■in^la"*B»Rc"fi Cmninnj. tt» naror of the 



TRAVER IN DENVER 



For Sale--Amusement Park 



22 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 1B17. 




Shut* Wardrobes, 
Costumes, Uniforms, 
Trappings, Minstrel 
1 Requisites. Banners, 



DE MOULIN BROS. & CO. 



WESTERN CANADA 

CONDITIONS POOR 

Prosperity Experienced in 1916 
Not in Evidence This Year- 
Fain To Be Held as Usual 

Calfirj. ALborta, JtD. 27. — Ttw nut clrcoH 



■ W kpth tat if Em, hi 

fAcc' SHOW 
UOSb CANVAS 
Carnival Tents 

J. C. GOSS CO. 

DETROIT, MICH. 



TENTS 

NUBHERTY BIOS.' TENT t AWHIDS CO. 



SHOW AND CONCESSION 

TENTS 

IT. LOWS TENT AND AWrJJHG CO. 



SHOW CARS 
FOR SALE 

Two (2) Magnificent Observation 
VAKLOR CABS, sixty -six feet 
inside, and one (1) Car, fifty-six 
feat inside. 

These Gars are equipped 
with Steel Body Bolsters, 
Steel Wheels, Six Wheel 
Trucks and are up-to-date 
i Oars in every particular. 



WRITE OR WIRE US 

GEORGIA MR S LOCOMOTIVE CO. 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA. 



D JUGGLING APPARATUS 



OUTLOOK IS GOOD 



t rS? EsMt'ki ' 'ill ~*£*in 

• Uigs nnmber o( 




FREE LO T AN D WATER 
rTered CireuHi by Columbus, O. 



BILL THOMPSON 



Cat this oat, sign it and mail it to oar Cincinnati office 



EDITOR OF 

THE BILLBOARD: 

I, for one, think that the Showmen of the World 
should undertake the erection of a national monument 
to Buffalo Bill, and that The Billboard should solicit, 
receive, acknowledge and hold subscriptions until a fund 
of sufficient size to build a creditable shaft is accumu- 
lated, when a committee of the subscribers, together with 
the editor of The Billboard, may select a design, procure 
bids, let the contracts and supervise the erection. 

Signed 



brrtA Province, from Gtlgirj Bonli 



boor HpecUltr Ij 



LORETTE, THE CLOWN 



■d ArUnztou wits Ih 



)l' l R'art' l wlw t w™i 



• term of reuri. U n 



virt flu- ininrli^l r] 



* paMldtr ttWm A em 
dao^O™ ^IbiUion St 

coTponfli? Bin J ta' r^oMlIn^,' 
will nana a lAtfE abate ol iht 



C. B. C HURC H DIES 

' BROWN WI TH CO OP «. LENT 

Juu-. I. Burro, it ercHDl ptiTlss Bait* 
:w Xotk. Fiem, Ivsnlm and CBDBrln with h 

tins lien**! no wlm tbe Coao h I<nt Orel 
B|SI .dJo.Mer. 



^ACK OF THE NAME 



TAYLOR XX 
PROFESSIONAL TRUNKS 



C. A. TAYLOR TRUNK V 



CARRYING BAG 



WANTED, COWBOYS 

Far Sparks' Circus. Bronk Rider* sod 
Ropers. Address JIM EtKEW, WUtabs, J a, 

week January 28, care Wild West Show. 



CAR FOR SALE 



MONKEYS, IOU AND BLACK COT UAM 



WANTED FOR 

SPARKS' SHOWS 

Good Hovelty Men, lew more Candy 
Butchers, Ticker Seller for Pit Show. Ad- 
dress ALBERT KELLER, 330 McCIellaa 
Ave., Mlchipin City, Ind. 



»AIT£I1-11™, , 



BANNERS ALL KINDS BANNERS 



Order now and get the benefit of February prires. Perfect blending 
of colors and best grade of paints and oil guaranteed. We do all our 
own designing. 

UNITED STATES TEIT & AWNING CO. 

225-231 North Detplalnaa Straat, • Chicago. III. 



FEBRUARY 3, 1S17. 

vSW' TP 

NsP^aH' Eitmd their th 
friand* for thai 


The Billboard 23 

MAY WIRTH 

AND 

IE WIRTH FAMILY 

•■«•*•. th» "OUTDOOR SHOWMEN OF THE WORLD," members of th. PALS, and all their 
klndnoaa and •-.preaalona of good will on their arrival from Auairalla. 

FEATURE ATTRACTION RINGLING BROS.' CIRCUS, SEASON 1917 


UNDER THE MARQUEE 

Br enema bollt 

JjjW.^ Otdm^ aemtauUrt .jf,^ 1 ,™; 
Sliji'of'oii "dt-*Sw 1 'oo"SJo ftito^reS' l CU^ 

B*Lp« J "lb it ""^""J ^.""ilart, ° wj dm 'Sf 
by O.e cJ.llLh-cp, Mr*- George b.^Lowery. "lie of 
BowDan, For many Hiu&i with the old Fo» 
Mir .table al Hbeuandoari. 'eno VTn] and 


A ■ ■ ■ tm A ■ 

Surplus Animals for Sale 

DUTTdlOeS, Lions, 

1 AAPI< B il*rt1f> I 1 am mm/% aa. .a. 

Leoparas, Liainas 

LINCOLN PARK ZOO, CHICAGO, ILL. 


Nlch Blrdileb: time. SI a^toada: B. B. BtmBl. 
wind: time. 31 ■etond'a. Third aDUI w>. epUt 
t*t™.n Hidf n Hunt a^nd Je iI *' J "| r I 'J 1 a g™* 
tbe* kaaaat nJ&t^w^H- aaaaaii MM 
brOTtrtdUa: ^^JwJJkr. aaagT*. Laanji 

SodS.' laS^l^flHa tte'.teeV rldlni: Ueone . 
C.rroU. necoad: Alrtn BraaaOeld. tblrd. Sltm. 

epdn. PtIh lor beat baeblai went to Inba Cnm- 
mlbEB. Tbe re were 3> entrlea In Ina cnlf roalrur. 
1A en trie. In tbe mea'a braab rldtnr. 2 ladr mat 
rldere, S ponj ciprtaa atriuta, 1 entrlea In tbe 
lie.. bnlldoisiliJij. 10 entrte. la tbe .leer rfcttaa. 
t entrlea In tbe 2n0.«nj rare, 13 entrlea In tbe 
SOO-ynri rece. ^Tb. WMnt^w.. held iK^.^IOOd 

T°IW* M^dTeri^im'pei^Be^Bi^ISj allVncaed 
ont l^eee tbe con teat, llTaah Mi a«f»i^la« <j» 

m 1 oVt be°^lUeinen°*i,f "t'baTp.rf °o! * tbe 
Btale. W *wfS r wr»e™.nd C ^o?lii Thi Wmx^ra ot 
tbe date, and paraan." (We are (lad to le.ra 
Uat NusJlee bid aucb a nl"-. coeTeet^. Birlr 

tbl't" otber^ Wmtern lr*a!{t1«%l^ re'^bw airt 

folal'booa'r'tie) aaiia along, bat— B« toretber, 
alt of yon, both eemiclti>» and cooteit.nui. It 
yon dbn't remedr tbe bad thlofa tbat eattt jvn 
TdU bill the game aff. Again we ear ta yen. 
jet tog.tBer.— Bowdx Wadir.) 

JoBrmy Unlllm. tbe -ill-kooKn cowboy, wrilea 

bind of gnleL' Tbe InanaeUona are ronnlni "lo" 
u Ib.y nre nltltig tor boat, on wtrleb to abl( 
tbe .tool acreei tbe pond Hnnry llornn baa left 
lor K] Fan, end Sub FloflleJ and' Jack EoddiiM 
for Ogd.a. Utab.^I met «ltb^.llibl accident a 

m^'wiit j'bMeJ in* iSra^tjL™. "^^aTg ajjttt^ 

My tbit" u,e bSkmS that demated'w Bleb 
rtorebocbl. were e.rr Ubei.1 and bard to beat 
la ear nna'a eoBBtry. Ihe ^at'tr d^il^not^aouwl 

Sp.°,^cm™Bc*M o'Ttbuaa' iSid^talkera^ gel acene: 

aSaTS la "nn'T w"ld ^ U ailDU°ib1r™toey al dM 
nnt do aoyttilng. If tbe fellow tbat wrote that 
■aaaa 'to*bll*letteOna™ka™'l"do'' wfallS! Ill 
tbe ton* good incb. I will tmaa." 

CharBe Aldrldse t. Utlng Uf. eaay la CW- 
cago oaaJde of pntUBg In a few boaxa- triad 

™7,t l. b»beB in It will be an .dded tea- 
tnra tt^tbe Mja ,^'^^^1 aV'tbe year 
now. and ?ic toil tmjjear lialiail" 


NOTICE, COWBOYS— WANTED FOR 1917 

South American Kid's Real Wild West and Frontier Days, Arena 


lii™."'"'-!.,^ "all "* J1 "* " H » Jot, ° 

aiof 7 a£ir^Jir* 1 "?ij B, S , aiST > u'o7 

»'"« nnl (>l^t"""ci™.^'i^ U BOn!V n t"'i 
-Ttb^ Hln£l™B™~ 
Sruiuoliil^hii'' '" *'"° ta *» '■■ 

ruiroja^Ut bet »et^to°itS| J FjL^d %iSjuore* 

c£J lioTSlii "(V tbe'^Jrctbow"*' 1 
fcSTVi. ffltl" wiS'^fooS*,™! 1 than 

BHf* 7 "*r ba bad Oai No. t of tba Ooiet 


500— PONIES, SHETLAND, PONIES— 500 
FOR SALE 


Wanted, Experienced Wood Gamers and Gilders 

hrttmW-t. Add™ Bodi Wig™ Comply, 1649-73 Ce.tr.1, Cindnn»li, Ohio. 


WHEELER BROS.' SHOWS 

Want to join on wire Band Leader and Musicians on all Instruments. Dnrnkardi 
keep away. Clown, Concert People and Performers who double brass ; Boss Canvas- 
man experienced in handling two-car sbow. add rati WkMMf Ira.' laawt, BeatwHtl, Hit*. 


FOR SALE— SPARKLE, the Talking Pony 


WANTED, SIDE SHOW MAN 


| Wild West Wisdom & Frontier Frivolity 1 

a : 5 


5 Biim*&*£sL »»t« Bata^'aa* * S"routa 
w TSU^Smm ** ""''^■*"'^*°"" 

jut. l"V». trS^^'™,!^^*!?"^ 
S2™i\," CoL Wm - y - Coi «- W. W. Cola. 
Jobn Uobiusua and TWy ii.mllton bat 11 re 

S. n7.55- D " ■ u ^rttilen t la D I ot engineering (or 

lauatry. to complete Irwq Into reality The 

•nRaLmS tii^'^'J'it""' * """**■ 

m« .'J™." S ^alayj .'b!BVri5T la launcn 

Ss-f » '"*• '""™ i 
sKar™ ~f 32s 

*• A H.H 8W wilt 


THE CORRAL 

TUB BUFFALO BILL MONUMENT 
Stall Tba Bmboard^agltate ^tnd nrmitrt^i 

' The-* b'l "moDolft". of (rulla aid Bronte coat 

What do oar cowboy and cowgirl ramdara mil 
jt*^'tt™Le£lK"Serl ibDil Cclooel CodJ In rtt- 

"ri^lla tb. t.« net tbe t°fia. "BaBito Bill," 
bid beta wore bj Hrnal fKHUlfrtmeli prior to 
hn time It m taatened an Culoael OMJ tOere la 
Koff ITorn fTl.nrj'a wood lD.talB.at, ccatlanad 

to tb. iad(aa bit awalan I. ti.t rtzts 
d.ja before f.ch nrataat tba minijer ■Iwnlrl 
pnbllu la Tbe Billboard a complete l»t ot prlie- 
tnervd {and Cie eKortry for payment of the 

» J«lded. BnettSer -Ith ■ list of a.nll>olt 
adfta, and preUmlnaij entry Mi* mcb a* are 

IbM* ™a«°rea* l (»? 'Stjrt.'"*™! ^.M^iTu^Jj 


land In tbia -.7 Itaar eonleitaat bellc.ed Hal 
be did sot grt a »joire dul at tbe co.teit be 
«onld biro only tba ludXaa ts blame aad not tb. 

wat.^itS 1**&By*ft , »•i^^ed <l tba't , tbe" !>ml> 

^IrSbO? *" *° "ibl - **■* **" 
"I note la a prtrlow June a atatment frvco 
«ooM bt ne*t to Imptiaaltil. for roping Heer. on 
plaen. I beg to dlffar wltli tbl. rMlnun. II 
. tramaoe nocletr tatea ini part la I .leer- 
rouliLB contett It rtotriltj pre.eQt* joa rrotu 
'bnatliic 'ra,' and. If jod ran - t Tuajt 'am - roo 
can't Ua Ibera. at leant I don't bnoit of nor of 
tb. bar. vbo ara nutlnc a facially of rlelar 
nt.adlna ntterf- In tbut ease yoa elra.-lj ba.e 

[tic etnJ vf *.td rale. Beeaaae, ir^joa-mS not 
or a content, and aaa only rime tbcm rr™ tb* 

Vlnm tjjj watta „ D tLIi, b?oW*rtaiiIrr'_ _ 

ccntct nevt ben. o™ New Jn^i Day by' tbe cet' 

bead ot taltea. Tbe calf rootruj waa ™. or 


wiMMEN's jjrmts j 

Dorotby alorrell tii™. Boy Bobbin.) cocoee 
ont of a long period of eecloaloD to let aa know 
tbat aba and Bbeeter nut. her biaabud^Uea 

Swa^o? 0 !!.! tataraatlonal Film Company at 
■^Anaalee.^ ^ ^ loqtilrliui rot me. 
TOmlni h Maaon.' *WoSdTe^i*d'to°heer from 
B.Bo^WtliM*' *" mS ' Dnan ' al J •a>. •*» 

•^fiammSi^^SmfSut^SS iite t.fJ 

tell H. P. UrCMIand. who made tbe remark w 
that Hdr bronb rldera wtrr not cowgirl, and 
rb.t be^bad J* - t w j" n "' Ul b 5jtlEg 
' I wag only 12 jeara old /need to tireab 

been 'SSttt l\ViV a!« jJ'Saped ma tMKgf 
"lib hronba. fnani bailer breekLng them to rid- 
ing tbtm. ^and be aaja^rm a J, nndred _Omee 

b*re^M U lrtr^D« tbe^*d° again Ula apnoc." 

Annie O.tley. the famona rlOa abut. In Tba 
rinanarat (K. C) Oattoob of recent data, old a 
beaotltnl trUjoTe to tbe mcnBaj of Ccntooel Con>, 

u5l Oakan la aanTt T^o'ri "tUrt°oi"ber 
old art of anootlng to tbe ladlaa at the raanat. 
Bead tbe Letter Liat. 



EXHIBIT OF 

chocolates 

Complete line of 

ATTRACTIVE PACKAGES at CHICAGO 

About Feb. 15th to Mb. Write for 



Some Thermometer! 




tb»Chm. ( Mlg.Co., 



OUR GOODS SHU FOR THEMSELVES 







oee 

- ■ • • • 


itiuaeitltitluekkiey 



EMIL R. HOFFMANN & SON 
Shooting Gallarlaa and Targets 



FOR SALE 



MAILING LISTS 

ANY CLASSIFICATION 




UHER SPECIAL 



B. C. UHER * CO., I 



a 1. STl^LCT^ROftniiS/ojHI 



< nH fe ^ B Meehsnie ' 1 W« Fi ( «te 



ORGANS ' 



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CARNIVAL CARAVANS 

By ALI BAB A 



FEBRUARY 3. WIT. 



. tht i-,n r.fflpifl. 



numiBpra wlJO bare U 



CoL I. J. Enna. featured wild the Mlcbr r 



Soot dsn to Harrj Contain and C*es 

bss sguasjSs sat; 

tws jenrt'pot di wtV-'cooS lock! *™ 



1 tne Wlno> (Mtr. Onjtfe 



11 lark bar ctanfed jlrrjdy. Tb> Captain J| 



" Chattanooga roeelinr of^ toe fair bet 



BUSY TIMES AT PARKER'S 




am near; waa aecfl in tiiiraEO uie ollqr 
Oram n™ "■(."" Sff SgakTSta* jnar "if 
•e dotox, nine on In (be fionh. 



POP Smith, of In. Bmltb Oruttr BboB, 
lira «■■:! bl> Bditj tiilrn Blrthaai In Ike 



Earl Hanier. laflBrYtr w 



a EagJen. for Thp n 



down [lu. ntreet In nmijnii, wStli i 
fair mi. Imllni • «D.n-i™.i ne « 




inis'1.25 



SEND ORDER NOW 
SAMPLE SAME PRICE 

RAINCOAT MFG. CO. 

M UNION SQUARE, HEW TfOBj 



FOR SALE 

Herscheli-Spillman Meirjr-Go-RiiDnd 

Now located in Missouri. 
5400 CASH BUYS IT 

Write for full particular" 
C. W. PARKER. Dept. M., I 
WORTH, KANSAS. 



.BALLOONS 

9 An; stria or size, lowest 
f prices. Write now. Buy 
' before your show calls yon 



HOUSE OF BALLOONS, 



FRUIT WHEEL BASKETS 

PADDLE WHEEL NOVELTIES 
CHAS. Z1NN & CO. 



SNAKE SHOWS 



DRUMMERS-".* 1 ; 



SLOT MACHINES 



^ McCLELLAN SHOWS^ 



DOLLS, BEARS, BLANKETS 

FAIR A CARNIVAL »OPfLY CO. 



26 The Billboard 



[carnivals! 


aai 40 f «t wide. Nmtr of Ul*t Ul natlla 
tloo iniite mine, nrj rteerfDl around the plae* 
( "Tb- BomeUHDS Out of tip < ^ lB J r ' Bb '"'' 

nere Air. Pm»DI, taw rear n]rb LeaHt-Taile: 
Sta. —BOB ^UOETOn! 1 "°" well-known .no- 

QUINCY BUYS COOLAH SHOW 
Ad mat of do "mall Itpportaoce Id toe rtr. 

the beat framed, pit ntjowa on the road, IBd^wTil 

Cn^L^Brrr^'^uttooi? roan? C ">!' well tlw 

Tbent ll llao a Bprnl oritap. Tula' 1* lb* Brat 
time tbpt Qninrj and Ooolah hare been together 
Blore 1901 when ther were nrltb. rba DeKrean 
B™> Botiap carajS Oa. 

RICE LEAVES WORTH AM 


GREAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS 

Engage Reich Boy.. K. F. Ketch um, 
Martin Lunn and Sam Aeh 

toI^tJr°^H!°n. *'* d trS*"", Sm lona"* 11 * 

■rTu hacoie ppomouonj' ana it RTafaEM aaaa> 
GREAT CLIFTON. KELLEY SHOWS 

and [a-o P Iar^e Vaah rooms ere^f-i call. ' l5>'id 

amamiiL .« ei« U k ESkS ih art tiS i> 

Dotblac mUatDC to add to the mnrort oflWk* 

3£ jaaaa aalakiaeaaMai i» -dd apocbar rww 

ttr^ii*?boor lyr tbCK^jllf t™™nlni'nD*a°i!IiSf 
"nrw^/LM^'t'ru. whlth -a. owd ra- 

tB tt»U nSaaaaac tTiaar a total or 

Ma%2 Sivf"" 'al'ledi'^brti ^ i*^aS 
BISTANV LOSES FATHER 


GREAT EMPIRE SHOWS 
TO BE ENLARGED 

Mr.. Elizabeth Hampton WU1 
Personally Take Out Cara- 
van, Which Will Travel 
in Twenty Cars 

hn^ ^S^OJ^1lil^L"'ll«?D^' U BliHe!j 

lira, lb. Wintry =M to ^hnie urari^ 

!boJ?'i™ Sinlnlt .«i)n"wlll Je clean "and 
nsnl.jng.au no (111 ebo-a or crlft wlU b> 

£rt Baud ^'t^f^^K^l^n^'Ma^tbB 

The romoMj win luniiiruc in isil Jootnei 

■t aUmlltOQ on BlRBdUT, April H. 

RUTHERFORD GREATER SHOWS 

anl" baa" flh«n m^n G iri^V'^I^nlrh i 
utd du. ilKlrlr Uajbl. hiilis Mi loitnlled 

•TiSmL? tut* •rili'Tiair.'tne en.ru* foro-Ioni 

rronw Msc^nt oniler t™ dto»H of Prof. 

Irrlo, J. lUin 1. mil id id* 1— l. trai !■ 


rfdea.^tb* Philadelphia Toaoesmo tmwm*. Bit 

SUPERIOR UNITED SHOWS 

ua*or ukta^a > Hp •?tatb?Bapcrlar* s*S-v 
in cineUDd^ a or ■» the ban *wMi 

i™r>" w "bJ^ "nlrf^for ^dl ibJE "Si "ah™ 
■ropta. Tie third Door l> In foil etsntc of 
■Intlng 'the Dew frosts. The fourth floor ■■ 


["YOUR BAND ORGAN 

A, STORED FREE 

^^^^|H^H^B "°' »•* Coapr.tr EilLt!«( wit) SfUUll 

rudolph WURUTZER ™" T F ^."".".'. W, Y . 


CLARK'S GREATER SHOWS 

condition nod able to open on Monday nights. Also want live freaks of all kinds for 
10-ln-one. Will bay mull animals for same. Also want two teams that can 
entertain, to strengthen plantation show. Man for pit show to make openings 

Positively do graft. Musicians to enlarge band. Will furnish tops to any show that 
can make nod. Joe, the gjassbtotver, and Jimmy Brown, write. San Diego, 
Tex,, week Jan. B)] Alice, Tel., week Feb. 5. Wire or write A. S. CLARK, as per 


■WMk [ a e "S* in'siria 0 ' Em aM aMaai 

" r D>lS"* nI " rc*""" 

DAVIS IN NEW YORK 
w. n. rjarla. for the part ala raara with rh* 

PI9HBACH WITH PARKER 


WANTED-BIG FREE ATTRACTION 

For "GALA WEEK" In Brunswick, Ga. Write to Secretary. 

The Retail Merchants' Asfociation, Brunswick, Gs. 




Brow, of PMUdrtpM., with W. arm t-aoafal 




17TH ANNUAL TOUR IN SELECT TERRITORY SOLID AS THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR 

s HAMPTON GREAT EMPIRE SHOWS 

A GIANT AMONG THE PIGMIES 

NOW ORGANIZING FOR 1917 ON AN EXTENSIVE SCALE WITH EVERYTHING NEW— 
i NEW CARS— NEW HAND-CARVED WAGON FRONTS 

20 CARS-15 SHOWS-3 RIDES — 2 BANDS— 2 BIG FREE ACTS 

%Af A MTtT Silodrome or Trip to Mara and Monkey Speedway, Meritorious Shows conducted 
yyXlEV 1 H- 13 by Real Showmen. Special inducement to Whip, Musical Comedy, 10-in-1 , 
■ """^ Mechanical City, Illusion Show, Wrestling or any new, novel show. To same 
will furnish wagon front and tent. Already booked Col. Wm. Littleton's Lady Fanchon, $20,000 Educated Equine 
Wonder of the World, without doubt the most elaborately framed show in America; Midget Village, Carrousel, 
Ferris Wheel and Submarine. All Concessions Open. Free Acts, two of the biggest thrillers. Staterooms avail- 
able in Pullman Cars. Reservations made now. Address ELIZABETH HAMPTON, Box 307, Hamilton, Ohio. 



FEBRUARY S, MR 



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27 



GOVERNMENT OF SHOW MEN, BY SH OWMEN, FOR SHOWMEN 

What the Association of Outdoor Showmen of the World Will Do for You 
and Expects You To Do for It 



By ALBERT KIRALFY 



■dda tbo qKfnlDrti of sucb an orrftnlaatton I 
ctdner uow baalpaaa. Don't rbbi on Ub oto.' 
edlow to tUnl of the Men* i&IBjra joo do. 

"Birr* maa bu all an Idesa. and It ll « 
» BVttlaC arartoftr^a ""uialrf! 'wl'r 

ittfT*u»»7 be [he mean* of brtnalnx about eve rj 



PADDLE WHEELS 



nu» ton. pcmuirre, ■ o tarn 



THE AEROPLANE 
CAROUSSELLE 



AIR CALLIOPES 
ON TRAILERS 



tones Automatic sad hud played. 

TANGLEY CO. 

MUSCATINE, - . . IOWA 



coalman. Frank P. Spellman. 



fca-M<wg» P™l»Md J" 



'S»^°™Au»r^U« hartal? trio, 



hnuorarr and nriaj aSS cJ"e 
wblch Is tmalueaa-Ilke and praetli 

te^laee aolid cash la the pock-tH 



a protection bj tbe 



n eatcring fair and equitable 



THE ASSOCIATION OF THE OUTDOOR 
SHOWMEN OF TH E WORLD 

Will Assemble in Convention at the Congress Hotel, 



An Executive Commission pro tem. la now working out the 
scheme of organization, preparing declaration;) of its objects, canvaaains 
provisos of eligibility and whipping into shape several different con- 
stitutions and by-laws, so aa to give the delegates to the meeting at 
CHICAGO IN FEBRUARY a choice of several well-considered thoughts 
. everything they will have to pass opon and thereby 




" Tfte ^ w^priiiwrd a™*ae foltawa: lalia 
FnrW. »n>r«dHoiin. CliCOTW. CsinaTRla. Parma 
•Hit ar rawnbla Fhoitl^rortitito ^OKJwa.^n 

lnr A*eorle» and Allied .cana"-*— 
Ttte alUe^ml^rt^sjuUMn- 

pea - 

ra n™t.™ Of >bo T.rf 
lb* rl.b; >r electta, a . 



»S40F 



■ 



EVANS ( 
RACE TRACK 



H.C. EVANS & CO. 

7i W. Via Batia Strati, Calaiii, ID. I 



The Simplicity 
Swinging Pedal 



pit ail inunitK aa-nSr ,ss 

JM MM NKUKW BUm.1, 111 a IS 



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HOLTON A ^uper jllMi by bis 

instrument. The man 
_ , . , . . with a Hoi ton always 

Used by more professional mak^s good. 

make. Frank Halton &. Co. 



Shipped on ten days' ap- INSTRUMENTS 
proval wilh no obligations v . . .. ... 



Chicago, HI. 



effort on a Hollon 
than on any other make. 
Why not iry one? 



MUSICAL MUSINGS 



-t thwnciiiT. wto win put 



b^rtLOaJ & antler's Oranti Piput Marc 
tea mp-^lollj f« STana tolrt^ i». 1 




QUALITY FIRST 

18 the Watchword of 

ARMSTRONG 
UNIFORMS 

For 

BANDS, CARNIVALS. 
SHOWS, VAUDEVILLE ACTS 

HOT THE CHEAPEST. IDT THE BEIT. 

MAIL TOOK SPECIFICATIONS FOR 
SAMPLES AND PRICES. 
When in the city call. 

E. «. ARMSTRONG MFG. CO. 




The New lumping Horse Motion on the 1S17 
Herschell-Spillman Carousselle *°> " 



NOTHING LIKE IT 



A FAST, EXCITING BIDE 




Special Midwinter Sale 





JAMES FERDON 

—WANTS— 

40 Colored Musicians and Performers, double in Brass and Stage Alt 
year's wOidt. State all in first letter. 

HZA.0 MEDICINE CO, 1(1) Cwtnl Am, Cimlnnill, Ohio. 



SWA IN-S " K A NT L EEK' ■ WAX 



G*ne EtocnlitrTj-, wbo played flr.t-clu.lr cornel 
Ob ibe Coop £ Lent Bbow tail hhd, la 'tij- 

Tba UU40. bu km quit. in. bat i. baiter 

H tV.' ielVflitBiaeii u Colour 1 auk. THspHoi. 
crwm.r of tWTMCllM WUd UjS;'b^l <> UH Wl bS 

3a S-cSro t '' ,Sr ^ " " — 
HETH'8 UNITED SHOWS 



Tbt mmmtm ™«>t. of two larxo boiidimf. 
ROY GRAY AMUS EMENT CO. 



LITTLETON IN CINCY. 



ROSE PE TS FT . SMITH 

SjIuS 'aaS^Mt aU « 



CORRECTING A FAUX PAS 



8AVIDGE AMUSEMENT CO. 
Warn.. Neb.. Jan. 73.— WilUr sarin**, 
owner o( tbt w-lter BiTldn Oan^ril Otsmp* nj. 
two ■ ■■■■■ail writes, nun, S at* tba principal 
HUfl or Ibe ana-West, ana. lncto>otaUj-, pnr- 
ebarinE -"a* Dm rollloa itwt Tb# poT*haw* 
lacladca twv birsnif e rata ami ana Daw nllataa, 

te"t£i eeae.oat'-u' iT^JotM 

ss ^'Sgi T-- 

TANNER ORGANIZING SHOW 
«h?0 wEm " 55 trrnmSt fcl'wfr. 



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1 Talker! and Lectnren 

„«t ( li." ml* o( •= Bit 1 ^ 

.i B iS".™?ii«a s(*tunt«. tui mi*" m*r "» 

"foil li ot O.. D.m re.™ ■*7«i'>» 



• of It before -r. n 



Witt tfcr crtlalutlno I 

otjcIuiilto or m km. n 



«s t^Arsssrvavs: ass 

Wl« bu know of Dm BarrrT Klrt In 



ia!e Id CDinro; Poo Wlaalaa. Pod Worth, H. 
J- Iitot-.^K. S>rlttt, J» BulM.»niJ ataras 

f^Jl^^ 0 t "" l 1 JJ*" ] flKBS ,UDa [ ln » "j r ™' g 

■ ,bM Ok tttMl >rUr*D*ert«" Intel. 

»™» sr»lBi tateM mm «Bm5S» s 



- 39 8 SS '^TV-ill as 

3. M%tf9VSM>M%^SSM 



»r S o r " •^miiuh jjittu li. aaafe io 

ami J1 I*! M ' W 

lonr mmlt »Uh In* nacl bream II i.lt. nn , 

«.« *»Jf b^Lvn™! 1 tire f ™ ™ 



..■asrg.-- 



"Brings mc $50 a week" 

So writes 
M. A. GiffvTd 

of Ms 
Ten-Pinnet business. 

YOU can start in the 
same business for small 
investment. And this 
ib the time to do it. Get 
ready NOW for a prof- 
itable Winter Business. 

Automatic Rowling—New and Fascinating 

Everybody playa Ten-Pinnet — men, women, children. Ingenious automatic feature makes 
your receipts nearly all net profit. No up-keen expense — no pin boys — just some one to take in 
money. Alleys, 38 to 60 ft. long. Easily installed hi any room in half day. 

"Beeorcd two alleys Saturday. Set then up and ma playing afternoon and evening. My receipts were 
•19. 10," aayp Grorge Ellingtons*. " Averaged (300 "per month for the first two month*, 9260 tot the third, and 
bat month J22.1 " This from W. L. Iirppenlanti. TOD can do as well, or better. Write quick for free lUua- 
trated book "Bin Ten-Pinnet Profits" giving easy terms and prices. 

THE TEN-PINNET CO- 92 Draper St, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 




World's 
Greatest 
'moling Game 



Wanted for Indiana Gardens 

Merry-Go-Round ami Ferris Wheel 



_ig opportunity to make money all summer. Population of 300,000 to draw from. 
Busiest spot in the world at the FIVE POINTS, at Forsythe, Ind. Address 

LIWNEMAMM «V MADURA. P. O. Whiting, Ind. 



Wanted Wanted 
ED. A. EVANS* GREATER SHOWS 

Good Shows and Concessions that don't conflict. Will book 
good 10-in-l Show, Animal Show. Candy Race Track sold. 
Will meet Showmen and Concessions at Wyandotte Hotel, 
Kansas City, week Feb. 5,and at Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, 
week Feb. 12. ED. A. EVANS, Independence, Kansas. 




WANTED ^^^^SSSS&& 



lowest salary when writing. Tickets ft 



Wanted for The Occidental Am. Co. 



FOR SALE — 36-PASSENGER CIRCLE SWING 



AlUn good 



i. Fine Electric Caroue 



park. Priw for Hilarity Hall, J 1 , SOTOO^A^^'ck on'^fc " -«| 
C. RARICK, New Brighton, Pa. 



CM P« Pair Expert Work Goaraateed 



WASHBURN AND GROWTH EH 
In New York Lining Up Big Show. 




DANO'S GREATER SHOWS . 



~wl R. WbW tin ]nmt ranBleM > 
mob tor t»e PII Btwnr. of whir* to la 



PATRICK ZIEGLER SOME TEAM 



ESS 



FEBRUARY S. WIT. 



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31 



We bin on hand SB completi 
ments, each made up of 31 f 
Fine Diamond, Gold-Filled Jewelry, 
same is cut, ' ~~ 
Open Face 1 



1 AW now nil 



S10.50 EACH 

AU in perfect condition, guaranteed 
to be aa represented or money re- 



( 10.50 now for san 
y refunded a not u 



n Lane, - New York 



AGENTS Get the LATEST 



Mike Big Money Selling 
Photo-Handled Knives 
for Sales Boards 



BIG PROFITS FOR 

Live Agents 

coMCtuioNaiKU. wmr 

CANVWHia. SHEET** 



m 



PRICES QUOTED 01 REQUEST. 

Please State Quantity. 

The Eastern Raincoat Co. 



N. Y. MERCANTILE 
AND TRADING CO. 

KEEP YOUR "SL OK TRIE SPlCf 



DEMONSTRATORS 

300% PROFIT 



ket ;B sniplea 10c. We hi 
BPrcialties for SALES 101 

Bneetwritere, Auctioneer 



MBSS 



inn Bt^fea Gut? c "» ( B 



ta he arranged with the Ifindladj to BmJ 



. nnxd trami end pit t 



HERE'S AN 

OPENER' 



COMPLETE OUTFIT 
$1.50 

Compare this price with others 



DESCRIPTION OF OUTFIT 
AtteotioD, White Stene Wiikcn 



$3.50 



CHICAGO, ILL. 




Papermen Papermen Papermen 



». COLOKADO, WTOU1KO. » 



COMPTON BROTHERS AGENCY, Find lay, Ohio. 



Doc Al 1 . WHCtafr— *HH 
Larry Bam- 



Frrt l*« J«T Tun CTm. Doc 
DFW one (re III Sf.tllt. n ,"^ ' 

□niaa cbrooah tin oflkt. 

Hear? MrTrrfl and Dr. Corrlamo 



i nut v; bo it alwin mlliac 



married in introlt. linmnll. M Ika Cl 
r^™!' Miii Anil B^rJ. W. Si H»lllli! 

Vart. The noWjatarfa Hill be it ban In their 
near minion on Booth Wain •treet, Fladlar. o.. 
■fWt tt. Brat A worM of lock. 



"AGENTS 




lor mnre Injur OM.^ TtO ntjl 



WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS 

3 en vice AND tow pmeu 
AHYimnN To TDU. 




LEVIN BROS. 



TCRRE HAUTE. IND. 



READY FOR YOU 



.2 BOWERY. «F,W YORK. N,T. 



Japanese 

i-m* am mu«im 

H.M PER mOSS, fj Sa-'YE. 



•Sgfk.OO W0ITK ALL * Or »"T 
Of fNHULAl FQ> Wt TOD* 




FEBRUARY 3, 1817. 



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lave on hand 58 complete 

ts, each made up of 31 ptttn ui 

Fine Diamond, Gold-Filled Jewelry, 
same ai cut, including Tain Model, 
Open Face Watch. This is what the 
outfit consists of: 
* Ktpaaa OaM FUUa Kiiiu. 

2 ■ • " tfpr Ortkm. 

2 ' (tk Feta. 

2 Kpretti Cam. 

2 " - - Malta Jala. 

4 - " tart Km. 



1 G«U rfataa Ha IMal Wttca. 

4 Waktaat Cuu 
THESE ttTS WOE MADE TO SELL FOB 
tlML WE WILL CLOSE THEM OUT »T 

S1D.S0 EACH 

AH in perfect 



to be as represented Of money re- 
funded. 15% required on all orders, 
which will be ahipped subject to 

we oorr tttOE GKnuaBEs. 

Send S10.50 now for sample board. 
iy refunded a not 



COMPLETE OUTFIT 
$1.50 ■"="• 

Compare this price with others 
DESCRIPTION OF OUTFIT 



Drirr Din Reaesuial arrlnd li 



TlnfSiBr MKIrm 



HERE'S AN 

OPENER' 



Attention, White Stone Worker* 



$3.50 c 



< naejurmcKTi- 



VVVil Madlaon sirmi 
CHICAGO. 




Papermen Papermen Papermen 




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FOR FAIRS 



FOB 



FBI PORTABLE SHOWS 



FOR 



FOR SUPPLY HOUSES 



MAKE YOUR NOMINATION HOW 



i OF THE EXECUTIVE 



New Officers to be elected at Chicago 

Jt» ■ ' ■■ ■ i i i I Mi ni l i EtewdoM 



OFFICERS ELECTED UNTIL THE FEB- 
RUARY MEETING IN CHICAGO 



PRESIDENT 
FRANK P. SPELL MAN 

140 W-.t 42nd Stra.t Now York City 

VICE-PRESIDENTS 

ALBERT E BROWN OSCAR C. JDRHBY 

LOUIS B. COOKE C A. WORTHAM 

TREASURER SECRETARY 

LOUIS E. COOKE AT.WROT H. KTWAI.FT 

tl.J. 



OFFICERS 

AND NOT TO BE VOTED ON 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 




THE 



-OUTDOOR SHOWMEN 



-IIM 



INC. 



OBJECTS 

Ortiotied la lbs Interest el Proprietors, Minsters aid Panesort of 
'Ssnl.SepilyHo.ses.Boelinili.ils.Cir- 



FOR I 



FOR 



FOB PERMANENT SHOWS 



FOR CONCESSIONS 



FOR 



FOR ALLIED INDUSTRIES 



CUT THIS PAGE OUT, FILL IN NAMES AND SEND TO THE SECRETARY 



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LEVITT-TAX IE R SHOWS UNITED 



ALWAYS LEADS 
"When the smoke hat cleared away 
See the bright tpote we're going to play. 

WANT to Immediately hear torn first-class Merry- Go- Round, Bli Wheel 



SCCHETkHICa OP PAIR* 
COHMITTCU) 
FKATCNriAL OROCM 



lad; companions for anybody. Ki 

SUtzenjaouner-s Castle and any good novelty 

GENERAL OFFICES, 1482 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY 



isowa 

Suite MB Fitzgerala Bldg., Cor. 43rd 



Whip. Most be tip-Up. WiH not carry any Urig wagons, 'automobiles or 

White Slave law wHUie^tolerated.^Ala o want Monkey Speedway fc* each Sho^Submarine^Witching Waves, 



Hone, Brianl 6512 



National 



STREETMEN 

- Sales Board Men. Paddle Wheel 
Men, Concessionaire*, Carnival 
Workers, Sheet Writers or Peddler 
a We have goods you can use, at right 
price* and prompt service. , Our Una 



I «JLVEiWi8t;CUn.Eit,BAZ0B», 



Get our 1916 Catalogue- No snook 

SO. D. without a cash deposit. Catalog 
e. In asking for same kindly eta t- 
what baaineaa you follow. 

Shryock-Todd Notion Co. 

■MM N , 8th Bt , 6T, LOUIS, MO. 



Wood-Peace Sslesooard & Priming Co. 



LIVINGSTON COUNTY FUR 



I SALE SBI,"SI!«a I "'« - «. t 



»SSPEABMIIITa£«iS- 



CARNIVAL AND CIRCUS 



ful worklnc bio- bra nnin-.Hl. Into 
Car loncteT tnlnTnf, >Ed Lh C— 1. 7 
b| U ■ wvJtT -monkey act. aiao 
■UU waltlba- tor I be FEE faeTory To HI 
owd Itf-born pniicls enrliln bin t 



ED A. EVANS SHOWS 



mir/oll ilnlerlDi Id ^n- 
— ^mrTnamr. ne eveimn na^pai-HMa^a tmj 



FAIR PLAT FOR THE RAILROADS 



Harold Kellock in the cur- 
fair play* 

sjnK freight and trans por- 



In 1916 the roads-earned over Il3.oott.00fl.ai 
Has any heard that they contemplated- reduotng even so ellghtly 
e wickedly e < to riiun ate rates that enabled them to ahowauch ooloaaal 
n toi instance? ' : ■ Zi - 



No. - 

On the contrary the manipulators hava milked them so dry that 
they can not build a mile ol new line without new capital. 1 

There la nothing for it but Governmental Railways, and we hope 
It will come In the shape of Government competitive lines, not with 
any Idea of catching and squeezing the looters, but in the hope that 
with smalt and reasonable investment we might get fair rates, at least 

) earnings of Its railroads a big 



rsaswabVtrasaTa 



MACVS FATHER DIES 



C. A. WORTH AM SHOWS 



rnoBai "her*. " Cinwntert. roMhanlci. artUts. 
eeaieDtfB and aaalatanta an beuy building T'cm- 


PHn ™™b' n '!i *C1 E ™Bl?'af ■' 1 ' tll ™ ,t * , *^ T 




bliblT c^^"^^^^^^^^^ iei»'b*r 
"tSornl Bonn has Baaaaand becenbrr 1, 
iiw ii ttr riMica aata nr tk* naUag stssss. 
toar- Ociwifll A<ruT B. A. JoaariTn ra w 


"Or — B- fob «t Msfag, oat, wim i. 


J*ir wlTl Tacloe* a»T?raI mneb cirrttd rills, 

™^'fST!a wassfSl anpSrttfgThTsg 



adlaM for Uw npvolnc. 
«n«irt thit^uy tsaa ws w 



ROGERS' GREATER SHOWS 



WE SAVE 
YOU CASH 

How do we save you money? We 

prices were down on earth before 
they went up and -lifted the lid off 



money doing it. 

We've sewed enough canvas to 
encircle the globe and know how. 

ortuy^ arfd askfor ** 

CARHIE-GOUDIE 

MANUFACTURING CO. 

THE HOUSE WITH MODEM tEWICE 
- KANSAS CITY, MO. 

Drop in and look around between 



"DICKMAN" 

SHOOTING 
GALLERIES 



BEST ON EARTH 
PRICES RIGHT 
tEHD FOB CATALOGUE 

I JSHBT.BICIHtSCO. 

I INC. 

I taaRha s. 



The Northwestern 
South Dakota Fair Circuit 



W. S. HAYS 

1433 Broadway. Haw Vara 

b"55£S«i5Ksl **TT*i 



FOR SALE 
CARS FOR SALE 



FEBRUARY S, 1917. 



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BENSON-BERGER SHOWS 

10-SHOWS-10 3-RI0ES-3 2— FREE ATTRACTIONS -2 14— PIECE BAND— 14 

We will make an attractive proposition to Motordrome, Trip to Mars or Working World. Spot-the-Spot, Roll-Down 
and Knife Rack and other concessions for sale. All Wheels except Candy for sale exclusive. Can place High Diver, 
lady or gentleman. Can place two Promoters who can write and place press notices and get -contests and programs; ' 
Would like to hear from Sam Anderson, Frank West, Bill Sanges, Jack Shields, Heckler, Fricke, Rule, Kountz, Hm^- 
Morris and Patrick De Michael. No girl shows, graft or percentage stores. ■ .„ 

Seven Weeks New Booked in Cities of 25,000 Population or Over, under Strong Auspices. Opening 
in Philadelphia April 21st. Address - JAMES M. BENSON, Box 604, Ardmpre; P^;" 



CONEY ISLAND SHOWS 
ScfeduM To O^i^Sprlnofi-ld, 

CoolntH u» been cloM »» t»j Hu 

SB. * '* = ■?ZgB*°Si?ZS£ 



THE FIVE-DOLLAR BILL 



NEW IDEA AMUS EMENT CO. 

toio^j, ST*9Si t™£*?** '* B ^h» , N l1 ^ 

CON T. KENNEDY SHOWS 



- ■ ■ ■ CALL ■ ■ ■ 
SOL'S & RUBIN'S 
UNITED SHOWS 

ALL PEOPLE ENGAGED. TAKE NOTICE 

Show Opens Paris, Texas, Saturday, February 24 



en, Attention I— All Wheels open ex- 
cept Candy. Can place the following: Knife Rack, Long 
Range Shooting Gallery, Fish Pond, Palmistry, Hoopla, 
High Striker, Japanese Bowling Alley, Devil's Bowling 
Alley, Cat Racks and Ball Games of all kinds and any 
other legitimate concession. Will furnish outfit for any 
good, legitimate show. Will buy four 60-foot Flats and 
one Stateroom Car. Address all mail to 

SOL'S & RUBIN'S UNITED SHOWS, Paris, Texas. 



-— She aide ber'flrat""-*iip**™n™"'lirfff 
The G.nJrn .of illsh I. fnJoJInE rMMablj 



K-llh the proper Irlmnlopi lo iebipq. 



BAGGAGE CAR, TRUCK AND 
WAGONS FOR SALE 

One 60-ft. Perm, baggage car, 4-wheel trucks, big pad doors, both ends for lotu 
wagons. Two baggage wagons, 7x12 fret, make stage 15x26 feet. One combina' 
baggage, ticket and band wagon, 7*6x14 ft., platform springs. All wagons 3- 
capacity. One 3K-(on While truck body, combination band and ticket wagon, 
handles the above" wagons like a four-horse learn. Wagons like new. Other stuff 
Two miniature Hog cages. All toad =-'*-- 



LITTLE WONDER SHOWS 



WANTED FREAK TO FEATURE 



In a real Pit Show. Open Man 
Msalirv lirfc ■>< Urt'i far" Pis. 



i 17th with the Great American Shows. Will buy 

' rienced Conderman Wheel man. 

i. QPINCY, P. O. Box xi, Sumter, S. C. 



WANTED— For 7 Cairns Bros.' 2-Car Show 



Dancers, 



Wanted *•'"'■■*■ 



of Allah 



FOR SALE -Six Trained Ponies vswmsit 



| VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS I 



GREAT WHITE WAY SHOWS 



01 TCEDHJellDi- Iht priEfll 



npkiLr-, Na»rir 



SOL'S « RUBIN'S SHOWS 



prttlr Ml 



rarlhlni In tte met ten run. Am It t» 
tj general through thlB part at Ike Sou 
jusl hare been qnlte a hardnMn am f*7mfl 

J. Far has pdi'od his cnB»bo« And Btirt 

rlVeMi™" ' Wrij-hl^nd* D*'(I ? 



Sprlnjra UIIDC the 



dishing .11 f™tJor hj. rto- ft* 

elvlDE the people or Pari* the beef ther erer 



Juit u » Mb 



EVERETTE HULSE DEAD 



Orndiun'sbgin tor iSe mmnrnm or £&■ 5 -'lev 



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FEBRUARY S, HIT. 



WAMEU WANItU 

DE VAUX GREATER SHOWS, INC. 

■ ^ £*OJ TH^f^LJ^C ^X'^'il.^'tiu i££i TH !d BEST *" OPENINCAT BATON ^ROUttE^ L*U SAT, M A RC H 3rt,J9U. 



PITTSB URG B AZAAR 

Promise. To Be Biggeet Event of It. 
KM Ev*r He ld in That Section 

Fill., it 1. w«tlnii In tie nSahWhood 

at ftru t 1 ■ member*, the M* Ixlsb Belief 

fond Buur ml S*lr. In be held iO the Bl- 

be UM tjJ*i?r"E erer btld In thl^f-rrlrory. 
Dora tS™. la the Jiieclor o**amurieme nt«. uU 
Ea rrvon» ifimt be win 6»Te me Ml lineup «' 
"earlr .11 « 

"in Mm?*? 

J» C«L™Fr.neiB frerarf 



h iryju M be wML^limie^J. b 



■leSeTei T^Tt^T" ^£5f5e^X — "i 
miTj naked la Prof. annartd'a pew gem 



Bod* FtoojeW nn. lEqe wrlE-k[HWD ITultof! b[ 

Hihn b A tte eta 



K rerHlary la bevaf HDMB 



EASTERN AMUSEMENT CO. 



. whiET-r I. ..itiibej Mr. I 



LEE BROS.' UNIT ED SHOWS 

MaS^MBi fcepeSP" Untied Snji k' 



SPECIAL NOTICE 




WANTED 

For Osceola County Fair 

Kissimmee, Florida, Commencing February 12 

With several other celebrations to follow. Carrousal, must 
be good outfit. State how many lights and what make ma- 
chine. Can also place few more concessions. Address 

GEORGE BARKER, Billposter. »o» 742, Orlaiiflo. Florida 



NORTH GEORGIA FAIR 

ROME, St., ANNOUNCES DATES OF OCTOBER 2 3-4-5-6 



Grounds are being improved, premiums are doubled and 
gate reduced to 25 cents. RUOHS PYRON, See'y, Rome, Ga. 



FREAKS : : : Wanted For MOSEDM ACTS 

HUBER'S MUSEUM, CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. 



Open May id. Glass Blowers, Glass Engravers, Bagpipers, Ta 

Midgets write. Illusion Acts that are np to the hour ; Talkers, capable of b mMb| 
Seventeen weeks' work. Fairs to follow. Tickets if I know you. Major 
. 50 freak Banners for sale. 

DU E. HAGIE, H.Y. Kennel;, 111 E. till St., New fork City. 



Italian Miicir-ianc wanted For greilas band 

I Idlldll milMUdlli WITH LITTLEIOHNS UNITED SHOWS 

Show opens at Wi st Point, Ga., middle of March. Long engagement. 
Address Pn-f. Rocco Grella, P. 0- Box 56 Williamsburg, Ky. 



IMPORTANT TO CONCESSIONERS! 

REDMEN'S BIG INDOOR FAIR! 



D MANOFAGTOBtm B0O8TIN 



CONCESSIONS 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS 



D BILLSO*ltt» WHY. THE S 



■ FOLKS, OF CDUflSE. 



r Cnli'i Doc end Poor- dm., wblrt Mil b. 



WreVoie"rlii*!ii ' Bra "or ™C1 ij. 



TOMPKINS' WILD W EST SHOW 



Wast— Mitchell \\ 



a u»5i'*" tS? ai Nttbeii ^SS"«?i»b1 
SmSirai^oS Carl's? iwakj 

land ilrike np Tbj armnd Eoor^ ( 



MILLER BROS.' 101 I 



ntda'te. iJmTm 



H AGEN B ECK - WALL ACE CIRCUS 
^wia ^ara.^TDfl^ j.o^^IU^ woodward 

"SB fraici' »'ht? ?J31bMnal law La 
U^^&S'i <i>e» 1 eaa > tL biJ™o? j kaj aaJ 

^e"b. iiccajnnj »aa VttbMU 3mS35 



FEBRUARY 3, 1917. 



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"PLEASING THE PUBLIC FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS" 

THE HARRY LUKEN ATTRACTIONS 

CARNIVAL COMPANY 

Want clean shows and concessions, also riding devices not conflicting with following already booked : Harry Luken 
Trained Wild Animal Show, Edwards' Diving Girls, Miller's Plantation Show, Williams' Big Ten-in One, Luken's Dog, 
Pony and Monkey Circus. Opening in Reading May 1st. Choice territory booked thereafter. Showmen, Conces- ; 
doners, Committees, Secretaries, don't delay; wire or write. 

LU KEN ATTRACTIONS. LUKEN'S GYMNASIUM, R EADING, PA. 



CIKCU 8 PIC K-UPS 

nine) tha Spark* Shows ai 
pi* You Knew 

da, ui ii m* n M m " 
■odmratu* th« n" [,a " * — ~ 



nteij ippllaaoi iltB' 



FLETCHHH HUITD. 



ATTERBURV BROS.' SHOW 



tbla jaar. Or 1 
Vernon. lad., and Iiu about 



SERPENTI NA R ELEASED 
■UODrt hj ;tjbn SVtri^rDr'bla lira** o'lmiclk 

tEPaSi S!wi?*5 »"l"lmcJ, aa'a member 



LENOIR BAC K TO OLD LOVE 

*l'wSonw lk offBififr , Df r Coram!™ "and"!^ 
f'ZJ' 1 ."* Ht " M ' ri ™ s "« rhl1 1 

OowboV, S J* ,l>t *' ,lw L °" T **' 



fplritt In la, 



Announcement of Season 1917 10 S FES ' 

We will be glad to hear from showmen with meritorious shows. It you hare a 
novelty wo will furnish outfit. Concessions without objectionable nature, write. 
Will open April Mb, Uvalde, Eagle Pass Spring Festival, auspices of Chamber of 
Commerce and Firemen: Delrio Cemetery Association, Alpine, on the streets, week 
May 7th; San Angelo, Texas, State Firemen's Convention, on the streets. You know 
San Angelo. Wanted two first-class promoters; acts that double for hippodrome; 
freaks and novelties and sober spielers. Address DE KRKKU BROS.' SHOWS. 
208"— 



Wanted for the Herbert Ereater Shows 

Opening Columbia, S. C. Eaglei 1 Spring Carnival. 

SEVEN DAYS, COMMENCING MARCH 10th. 

Good Ten-in-One, Working World, Monkey Speedway, ! 

1 show with neat frame-up. will fa mish cot 



log Concessions open: High Striker, Jap Boll 
Cigarette Gallery, Fish Fond, one Ball Game end 



Down, Glass Wheel, Pop-'em-l 



WANTED FOR THE 

HETH'S UNITED SHOWS 



Open about April 15, East St. Loi 

American}; also two shows of 

way. Can use a few more i 
games open. Privilege ear for 

L. J. HETH, EA5T ST. LOUIS. ILL. 

FOR 



Wanted 16-piece uniformed band (white 
Specially want auto drome and monkey speed- 
>ns, such as knife rack and palmistry; all ball 



MUSICIANS WANTED 

DULY FIRST-CLASS CARNIVAL MUSICIANS 
WANTED 



'SO, 



SAW-WOOD UNBREAKABLE COMBS 

M " ""you ball scope workers 



WANTED, MUSICIANS 

Professional Musicians for Concert Band. Must be able to handle standard ma; 
at sight. Good positions awaiting those who can make good. 

C. W. BDCKLEY, Endicott, TT. Y. 



WANT- BOSS CANVASMAN 



To Book Long Range Gallery for Season 

Flat rate given preference, including one load of. dray, juice for 8 one 
hundred-watt lights, lot license and transportation for two people. Have 
for sale or exchange, Working World Show (just repaired), same having 
one of the best Hand-Carved Panel Fronts on the road. Would like to 
hear from parties wishing to handle it on percentage; also manaeers 
wishing to book show. Now stored in Midville, Ga. E.S. SWIGERT, 
Augusta, Ga. 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS 



C APT. "BILLY" NICHOLS DEAD 



Silly I "iSlCnt^ do»tte^lL*aai 
neano, oil, nut Octoter^aM 



fSSk awSasS 

.sail; 



"tTnUuiDK aaMMaaC asasaaaal^M 

■ wlm tha old USiib Bbon law »ir» 



> title Captain waa Bestowed 
he traveLed witn Harrj Uonaaw 

□ Ba^ball Club, Slchom pcMlErf 
Ir'VlSSia aUMnaBaang i 



WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA? 



Sna** antral? 



a wager that "'Buffalo. bilL." the sb-ddIm hero 



^"bHt^Saa 1 ^^4 e ES^S 



Eberman? Cirr* Nelson t fisl «•* SaaaaafaS 
-■ — cot foixotttoc uw oC the EM Men 



iTa^'^^a^ji^S'^^t^y^airai!! 



ALDERFERS QUARTERS 



of large balldlaiA for the. wafocat. boot otmlbj ^tOT 

pasture lnod. sad s rATtare Is wUcb to Urn. 
Son fUMfe baa roarer of we npaUlcu and 

Krl'sglt JTsrearSnii in a troupe Bt°t*a new 
do». The abow will open eutl- Id April wttb 
•boat tb* same pemle ■» ga Wjg " Boa 

Carter. Ban Pitta and B.J Wood* wtU ba fonn4 



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WHEN FACTS GIVE OUT. WHY 
WORRY? 

3 wrel%roieK nl^ta'^haEDeHer* moJenUra'tf 
to^*^?. or C^^^> ikOTM^KMrlBl^t 


B. F. Keith's Circuit 
of Theatres 

A. PAUL KEITH. President E. F. ALBEE, Vice-Preu. and Gen. Mgr. 

UNITED 
BOOKING 
OFFICES 


glee, grape lanul ear u olteAor norpoae H 
S555Tat5 "tfa^TiSl. u'tU WMta 

r^arnc, and toe Now York Central Federated 
Udoo. ahouLj koow three udnae. We cbaigf 

Poirtci!" "lioro^ ^a'mmtS^SPitmS "w* 

itiod^rtidj^ui mil ( g° ' ■* 'oe^WMy^njrtj 

bn bco lEbrcltied lo roe bj Bine*. t&a.Wblta 
Bala- re 0 rt«otirlT« In CUnjn Wo Ml 
WJit ttrara aruwcr tnia^rjerr^Whoa Wa* 


prtaooca t *0?'"ti»f^El i tii* > '^S^»jS e^pteatDt 
fTi'fUM if rue iicnifltrort irciiM 
the iD-banMB or tbaDsie*! Booi^j ^ooct 


YOO CAN BOOK DIRECT BY 0f 
OFFICES 

B. F. Keith's Palace Theatre Building 

NEW YORK CITY 


Str i ( »n£ B *rts(™tij. 1 f3S?tDa I ™ M St*tS 
•trlln nlled Id Ibt Foi Circuit of TBattn bj 

^fHEifs iCfrStSsBs ft 






aUaad Una aaneraeot iborllj after arriTina la 
Xtw Turk. It 1* pll)Wt «o Cl^TOaler/rioa-l*.- 


8BF Jufcrf ... S2. u. wmu. Mm m* 
ork.-a Ma, pefifN tain uw (not 

nr' eloue> tost II wan a p»d thlnfc Tor GoinDcn 


Harry Rickards' Tivoli Theatres sK.™,vi._ 1 

HUGt^McI^6sJ?,' 1 G H 0^rning Director 


1 1 CW * ?i rar^o>SiDjed™tt b lea5a« 

oDrera >U Plaj wltboel goreUOB,' 

to Mr. (Minder to m. dDsUeatlen. ' en« ta 

JeetbS, bat S to faalleaee; and the' prim 
meoa li teat we are Grbttbg n> retatD or- 

HeaMM^U^neMbai^aaeaaa mrnrev, tntt 
dtra&t tb.t labor throDcboat ihu «mntrr wtn 


sSKsjcs as a s srss 

<*tag Labor JtWrntnr t t ™.j£^™ a f I f£ ,u {* 1 £^ 


HOME OF RECOGNIZED VAUDEVILLE 

UNION BOOKING OFFICE 

Lycaum Thaatra Bid 3 , Room 3, 188 Randolph St., Da tre.lt, Mtoh 

Booking Acts of Merit. Feature Acts wanted at all times 


S'tb^darfc^thlSt pu*L(ftT°^ m'jonHnow 

•e? cine tnembern 1 ™t£e™B««ir4^T: C Dtortor»*ot 
urn White H»m or Banna mlssBpropTtate.1 over 


WRITE OR WIRE US. 

Managers desiring first-class bookings, we advise you to gel 
in touch with us. 




LBls teller ^J D *" > U I ^ ) 5i 1 J > ^j 1 ^ 1 S" Ie J^ 


WANTED- -MUSICAL COMEDY PEOPLE 

Ld all lines for foor complete companies. Send late photos, which wfl! be returned. 

QOEeS' CITY BOOKING OFFICES, Muskogee, Oklahoma. 


Sal^££ rijiried^olor trtll Q^^^^ 

^nth bfartt h r^wSSi^lti ■j^* are. 

(Biased) ejbby Xal TaUTJX 
P 3. Tbe Whit Rat. S^Crapij "e^ 


^NsLaJeert^t! &SSm^a^^^££*Sf£iti 


WANTED ™. WANTED 

THE WONDERLAND FLOATING THEATRE 

Good, capable Dramatic and Vaudeville People. Versatility given preference. High 
class Novelty Art to feature. Would consider splendid Musical Act. A-l Musician! 
to double band, orchestra or stage. Calliope Operator to double piano and band. Band 


'nlnrtTHtre Sodltil IDC Bald lor bj t» num. 
b»r» or the Wolte Halo Attota' Union and Iron 
toe does and areata*, ot that order. Tbe aeneral 

"rar*oiorteaEed' 7 Ttie White Ttati' Brarir Com- 

in^™" ,a^Svofte°noB^ Ttoloo* ^Wornpea 
Into to, clobnooM wltuoot Irnl warrant 11 


Ttnuud ^rituri^pjr ji^- Wtco^Dt^io ibj 


absolutely essentia!. Must have wardrobe and be good dressers on and off, as well ai 
ladies and gentler^... Address COOLEV i PELL, N.w«m.r.U.n t O 


wan tbe mooej or Ibe memlienMii. Tt, *jj 1 ° e! '^ 
centl ntr nobtt to th* anailn 1 llllll f ol tbe^meai. 


m a WTcn my rr< mii rnurnv nrnm r 

WAN 1 hi), MUSICAL COMEDY PEOPLE 




■hip Id Mr™? o( twenw^b™andj ™ h [^ »* 


GEO. PRIMROSE MiisfBELs " b ^"« 


P °£"oi^e"e™int -with which 1 tew forteftti. 
bat Innocent WtlUllka. Irore the pen ot . 
cocrneoDa, bat poorly (alarmed, bub can be 




WANTED FOR POLLY OF THE CIRCUS 




S^^™»™ m «Jt-™». 3$ mm *Sl 
'ootid"™ While Eiu> ' Ana the CMre(o 
U^-f men want to know why we irf gabtlnz 
terse conillNon*. Don't yon thlni that there 


Ben. ukj blosesoca, mil Qn» acu <* aSJ^ind, r-enonnen omt^'wnV'flnn^pnErlw.^WocI 
taOona to or not too " [ ™^ l g | l jJ^^»'ll UKta'ataS 1551™' 


aaaa^WJ eit& °mr ••^•ti woidd^be that I 


WANTED— For the James Adams Floating Theatre 


!na^he r *cScaS'""e*erauoa F at'*li^ k> iw>I- 


Dirf arJl oebeea, bS'f IB BlWiff^htl jorr 


WANTED QUICK, ANGELL STOCK CO. 


MMSiwtfWsSSSsaj 

5 ^^ Unln » I ! Jj*' [me 1 ™ , - Nint t0 j^,, ool ^ lB . 

th^'w^car'lfoT".' "f;ow'wr» n ta aLlaSt 

the tniaaiera. who declare that the White Rata 

awT'esr mmrort"^!!! oor ■mtnte'ia'Thelr «(ht 




PLEASE MENTION THE BILLBOARD WHEN ANSWERING ADS 





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CONGRATULATIONS 

TO VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS 
IN GENERAL 
ON THE OPENING OF THE NEW 

NaUonal Vaudeville Artists, Inc. 
CLUB HOUSE 



A large number of our members were present at the opening, 
and were highly pleased with its importance; also the completeness, 
beauty and practicability of the new club rooms. . *• 

It is the first opportunity the managers have had during their 
entire vaudeville careers to mingle freely in the club rooms of the 
'artists who play their theatres. It gives an opportunity to assist in 
csuTjing-oot the important reforms in our line of business, as far as 
both the artists and the managers are concerned. Such a condition 
can bring nothing but good results. 

Any betterment of the general interest will be given the great- 
est consideration and assistance by us, in bringing about the many 
reforms and benefits which the artists and the managers may Want 
to mutually agree upon for the welfare of vaudeville, such as a con- 
tract satisfactory both to artists and the managers; an Arbitration 
Committee for the benefit of vaudeville artists; an insurance fund to 
guard against old age and death, and other beneficial steps which 
conditions may suggest from time to time. 

The opening of this Club marks a new era in vaudeville, and we 
want the artists to fully believe that the managers are not only de- 
sirous, but anxious to bring about th : s much talked of improvement in 
our business, thus ensuring a closer relationship between the artists 
and the > 



VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION 



FEBRUARY 3, 1*17. 



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— • i u it T/-, HIIUDCB M UMRM (OR 


i AE 

lON^ inserted 
=AID ADS. 


pVERTISEMENTS 

AT LIBERTY or WANTED SITUATION 
FREE 


at "•ejjrjB*™ *™ **" u, 1 , ^ Wwi - 




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CONDITIONS 

Advertlsementfl of an acceptable nature will be Inserted without charge 
In the Claimed Columns. Open to any person connected or Identified with 

aa many Insertions as are necessary to place you. These columns are for 
tlie benefit of tbe unemployed and we do not want yon to feel Lbat you are 
Imposing; on ua by using the columns more tban one time. 

18 FREE XliHJIB HI ACCEPTED. COPT MIT IE FUIIBIEB EUI IEEI, 

and yon must be ready to Join at once. Write your ad on separate sbeet of . 
paper. Forms close Tburaday, 6 p.m., for Insertion In the following Issue. 

r MUST REACH US BY THURSDAY, 6 P. M. 


tecalO-HUHO SHOW GOODS FOR 
EAIE DMM AalmM ■• 


HOTELS lOlMll lo nit 




FUTURE TIR)E WARTID R-Y AOTS.H " 
AT LIBERIA AT FUTUKS DATE....il 

Mjnn 10 LURK-.. H « 






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wo do not place chargea for adu In Um Classified Columns upon our books. 
We reserve the right to edit copy. 

ALL COPY FOR ADS IN THIS DEPARTMEN 


Agents and Solicitors Wanted 

St f*M WORD. CASH WITH COPT. 


SuSliFtaBa?*' AAS—1 
tw., N«» OHens, UisIje 


ID MAE^ HATLEX i 


CLARINET — DOUBLE SAXOPH0aT£ OB 
dnuDs: u llbtrtr JonairT tmsTJ-smsIh; ™a 


TIOHT.WinE ACT AT LIBERTY FOR BT/al- 
a»r WIRE WALKERS. SOT Oilier 
aoctt, Bmatn, PnmajlTaala, 


U^«Tl?i*CO?*A. X. k.. lia Cru™. £ Id. 


taajn; balls, irlopbMaH, 
Sp;*iS£t nUn, or 


AETBT ASD^DHTM 


SKJisjsraS ~ »■ 




Cut A 1 li e:d tJ. , On-MQ. 




' 'i* ."Tuf JILT ltd -iltSl 11 *" eIjcw 


B. and o.; (cm rtftrn™; dnbl. snure. trail 
o£ZmlZ?^i£££ eWCBTOl, uis KaL-r. 


AGEXTS ANB 6 AljrailEM^Cc^IJii^UaD^i ra - 






uS^SS^iui^ub 00 ^^^, totem** 
bla; noth lad umbo.: At llMrtj .rter Febrs- 
■rjr^ad.^ ^ AJdrem PRODUCER, cat* Billboard, 


Addma PROF. E. ORSOAO, Tbubcx. Ttuaa. 


■M ta B<nlSif%w«naf S^r^Sus l Baoe,*.™ta 






uSiafivTEi «dSS12rJ , Asi I 5. 


ta u ^i«Tt1™iur a^™iat: no^'prrien'2 f "afo^ 


At Liberty 

ii*™i U wo!/if "cjSil'wIfM COPY. 
IiUej St,. wTTtaBaia'peDdi "ktM^nufcif 5 

(V Liie.1 QOveltj mud electrical moalral UHn- 


S'li •»»«■' l» 'cxSaMc! 
B80WH, sii QretD it.. 




EHGACEHEHT W AHTED— CLE 7ER WOKAH 
pltrajHL^ drama^op^rjmipnlle ak etph^ ^BETTY 


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The Billboard 




The Bill 



FEBRUARY 8, 1W7. 



DIRECTORY 



ACCORDION PLEATING 
ADVERTISING NOVELTIES 



». taarr. MM w. j 



ADVERTISING STICKERS 
AERIAL ADVERTISING 

■I XmrllJ Xtf. Co.. 1T10 Ella at.. Clntt 

AERONAUTS ' 



AEROPLANE EXHIBITION FLIGHTS 



ALLIGATORS 



AMUSEMENT DEVICES 



ANIMAL DEALERS 



ANIMALS, BIRDS AND SNAKES 
Detroit Bird 91m. 231 HlcUeu an.. Dstnfl 

ANIMALS (Sea Lions) 

OlJIIlii GiHMKt VrColrt. Santa Barbara. ClL 
H- A- B"**ra. 1104 Chtpala it, Santa Bartriui 

- ANNOUNCEMENT SLIDES 

MorettT Bill!* Co.. 11» E_ 23d ST.. N. T. (30 

ARMY AND NAVY AUCTION GOODS 

ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS 
MterJmta^Co.. 333^ Sona^MaHrel aL.^CUtaiD. 

""""asbestos curtains 



AUTOMATIC EL EC- ECONOMIZER 
F. B*B. SO floW N« Tort Citj. 
AUTOMATIC MUSICAL INSTRU- 
MENTS 

^ DtKt BADGES?'BANNER8, ETC. 
BADGES. BUTTONS, ETC 



BALLOONS ' 



BALL THROWING GAMES 

tarn r-mrt Grader and 3Ut. Co.. Ol 
■Mob. ox. 

aura Sot. Co.. 1854 Sjcarum It. CIi 
■ Mutt. uJ^M? "K- 
BANNERS 



t a Aarrilna: Co.. 



nrdBout Baaku Co.. BI6 Fnfrrtaa ar 

BITS AND SPURS 
Bnarraan lit*. Co.. gnwajfc. N. J. 
BLANKETS 

'""* BOOKING AGENT8 

arrf Vjad.l'ilaiuBra' Aaan. CaJeann, 
BOOK STRIP TICKETS 



BURLESQUE BOOKING, AGENCIES 



CIRCUS & JUGGLING APPARATUS 
Ed Vu Wick. PoUan arc. Cincinnati. 0 

CIRCUS WAGONS 
Btfna Wafon Co., Kaaaaa CITJ. Mo. 

CIRCUS SEATS 

(Ns. and B-cor-d-H.r.dl 
Baker ft lorl-iul. B-iEnth ant W'TUdotl 

Oallad | Baiat* Tarjl^ * iirnLoj Co., 228 

CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND YOUNG 
MEN 

BannaaTa. Baja * Hat. mo Mara.t at.. Ban 

CLOWN WHITE 
!L*eie" r cI.^it£: Co..*i!!j W.' Mat". 

COASTER CARS 



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PRODUCES RESULTS 

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heading you may select, inclusive of a year's subscription. 

This effective but cheap advertising will place your name be- 
fore professional people, as well as those in all the closely allied 
and kindred callings, who continually consult tbese pages to 
supply their wants. 

Let us insert your name at once. Each issue you miss you 
are losing money. 




COSTUMES <FW and Sell) 



EAVES COSTUME CO. 



COWBOY BOOTMAKER 
E. Ulatnamlcl, Hainan. Tel. 

CUTS FOR IL1 

(Kida to (Mar) 
mnertlll Art Co.. S3 Tain] «.. Bai 
DECORATIONS 



lal DecontlDx Co.. 208 Went At 
■*j>s!B D«or.tln, Co., 28 Sodln n 
fl. A. Ttanao Co.. Inc.. CoUcm. N. Y. 



PROGRESSIVE TOY CO. 



DOLL RACKS 



■SSffltJ — *- - — • 

Art f»U A No,. Co., M W. SOU it.. «. T. Cit 

— •ustijrstjns-iii. 



.Jor.tfoo".*" £ Ufa. Co.. SS E. Slat AJU, 

■ESS * * aat. 

No'o'HrxalTblo To; Co.. Huttaoa, Mich. 
Prwraart.. anj Co., Inc., 102-101 Woodier at. 



k Um*. W3 tarrtll ■ 



J-M • i* at Luj wig. h ib "w. "Mara aa^SraraS *°" 
ELECTRIC BELTS 

ELECTRIC INSOLES « INHALERS 
EL ECTR IC LAMPS 

Tue O™, EU^^C^d^oS. O. 

n i ELECTRIC UQHT OUTFITS . 

ELEC. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 

J. c. i*«"- »"a i ud B. aawmod Park 

Bland rd E Q E ^T R N C E [t-rt.W 

ELECTRICAL SET PIECES AND 
9 A. Trana P £ ECORATION * N T 
^ E L E^T R I C A LJTA BE EFFECTS^ 

* ^ELK T^ET^H^Wiilrua) 
"""""^EMBROIDERIES 



GRAVING^HALF-TONES AND 

* "eye b row ^ErSciLS 0 ""' h ™" 

FAIR BOOKING AGENCIES 
irt. n *i™^Sot' rl'ij, 1 !^ tr, 

llua Bide.. Kanui C1U. llo. 

FAIR GROUNDS GOODS 

.en UK. Co.. 33 J w. Uanim at, colcano. 

FEATURE FILMS 

aw UIU Co.. MM Broad wa 7 . >*- To* «W. 
langl* mm Corp.. Tl W. Twtotr-ttlrd at,. 



FELT MANUFACTURERS 
FERRIS WHEELS 

rfc°^5W»rtV. tx c. 

■H li^aCSSS 1 c° i™ wm- 
™B*"ii™ juioo'arlnrlna Co.. ME Barann 
CataorartBW.. B J""™ 8 1 bcul iwri) 

Untn.r'rTlni 3 Co.f l Na'.' Inrt Cttr. ■ 
Colie™al Film W o u [a c ro c ln( Co.. •TOrtr^la** 
and Broadwar. Xork Cltj. 

FILM MANUFACTURERS 

otnaok.r Film Ulf Co., B»l IHr.w PrJ*- 

war. cmcaia, in. 

FILM TITLES, PRINTING. ETC. 

FIREPROOFER8 OF COTTON AND 
LINEN FABRICS 

FIREWORKS 
zan-ltaUan Firework! Co., Irnnbar, 

E*lrarl&a * Co., HIra. Plraltorti Dto- 



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■kMUhSSK PnnUlB Pit*. 1TL 

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS (Only) 
Cma. rlrwor p|QHPONDB 
iotooiUe TUiraat Co., 131 MicMian oL. T 
°" FLAGS 



FORTUNE ™™J*'£%J{™ , g t '^ 
fcB*>* po'uNTAIN PENS 
Bar. BrM-.-Bta Broad-.J. Na» York CI!,. 
M.c t-mntil* Pm * Nor. Co., 11 inn N. i. 
GAMES 

Brlut SITa- Col. 420 W. 10th at.. Indiana poll*. 

I ™ L GAMING DEVICES 
H. C. EI»M * Co.. 75 W. Ill Barm rt., Chlfo. 
GASOLINE BURNERS 

W. Z. l™«. IK W«» Bortm^cM. O. 

GLASS DECORATED NOVELTIES 
GOLD FISH 



INCANDESCENT LIGHTS 
taltlr Electric Co.. BIT K. Dearborn oL. Cb 
INDIANS AND INDIAN COSTUMES 
W. H- Birtac. Garden. Neb. 
INDIANS AND INDIAN MEDICINES 



JEWELRY 



Etfstnin ft Co.. 117 W. indium «t. Chlcaio. I1L 
Sbrrocl-Toild Co.. S?4 N. ElihOi .t. 31. Lmla. 
N. 6bnre Co.. 23IH1 W, UldlMn «.. Ch!ca(0, 
»'!.»■ * Well, IS a J!Ui BL, Si« Tort CI17. 
HlEaer Drw.. 82 Bowarj. Ntw Yori CStr- 

KNIVES 

ClmlaoJ Caoe Co.. Cle.el.rrf. O. 

Birjoti Todd Co.. «?» N. ElfBth «L. BL Loola. 

f . abort Co.. 237-2*1 W. all d lion it.. Chicago. 

LAUGHING GALLERY MIRRORS 

J-pJ^ Sinj-bton Co.. Hotel Von Balldlw. 

LEATHER AND ALUMINUM 
LEATHER NOVELTY GOODS 



LETTERHEAD PRINTING 
iroeet L Fuio Co., S=T 8. Dearborn aL. c 

_ LIGHTING PLANTS 

Unli™l Motor Co.. OuiloeB. Wit 
_ LIGHTS 

■I Tarehea. la CIim aM Ta-l Bun 
«^ao 0» Uachlaa Co. . SIT dark IL. fttb 
f»ue 'a Wejw, ia) g. Biciu in.. CWfuo. 

Ini. 224 rJ*"rTfth i°"c?l daw. Til*" °" "* 
Utile W lUl M urn Co.. Turn Hum, Ind. 
Tbe aJaundar mibcm Oo.. BUHnm*. Ma. 
ColtM HUM Taut * Airnroa Co.. 130 M* 

Draplalnaa ,t. Cblcafo, "L 
WIMbo™, * Co., IH.im's. 13(31 »t.. 8L Loo 

_ LIQUID MAKE-UP 

*•« Heae Co. (loathful Tint). Hochfeter. rt. 
MAGIC GOODS 



"•ajjgjji Co., oi'vITti'™ .L. Indjinap 

_ MASKS 
(Muooindo. rhoatrlaal ud Omlnl) 
Kllfin/I. « ftaifwr Sumrr. K-ir Vorl C1IJ 

oy . MATERIAL FOR ARTISTS 
r;-> rim'-Vn'- Smii "k, ' 
M n E RR V-GO*. ROUN D8 




CARL FISCHER 




(0* Material B^JrpL s tu.ii. Bti—te. 



PATENTS SECURED 
lor J. Bran* ft Co.. WdMMnjtuo. D. 0. 
PEANUTS, ALL VARIETIES 



PEANUT ROASTING MACHINES 



IN ANTS 




F0CKETBO0KS [High-Grada 7.in-l> 
A_ Hoocnoal ft sod. 321 Tmnont >C BoaloCh 

POODLE DOGS 
Sew To. ur e . Co., M S. Marttc it, Chicago. 
POODLE D0G3, STUFFED ANIMALS, 
^ POUJ AH^TEODY B1AJBS_ 



POPPING CORN <Tha Gra 



POPCORN MACHINES 



PORCUPINES 
M U. FUat, NOTto Watcrftml, Me. 
PORTABLE EL EC. LIGHT PLANTS 



PORTABLE SKATING RINK 



POST CARDS 

IteM Pub. Hooaa. BOO 3. Stata at. CMmit 
POST CARD MACHINES 
TUjdarl apwdilti O*. Di»a>r« Blfle.. SL lamia 
POST CARD AND TINTYPE MA' 
CHINES AND SUPPLIES 

1MB Co., Daidart Rldg.. at ImM 

t ruu u. & a. Co.. we Bmtb >l, Ptua 
PRESS CLIPPING SERVICE 



NEWPORT JOURNAL 



PRINTERS 
^Jjltala)™ 10 '* 

Lattar Co.. tut Ptwla 



RAINCOATS (Jjjfij^ „ 

tig. Co.'.' Holla □« tklg.. Ni 

ROLL TICKETS 



. T. NEIMHTIIE TRiDIKC C0> 



SCHELL'S SCENIC STUDIO 



SCENERY^OR H IRE MIDI 
SCENIC . ^ 
SCENIC PAINTERS 



SECOND-HAND SHOW GOODS 



SKXIN DvHAWP. a H OW ^^PROPgRT Y 
SECOND-HAND TENTS (Bought and 

SERIAL PADDLES 



^SHOOTjNG GALLERIES^ 



SK EE -BALL 



SLOT MACHINE SUPPLIES 
Mbit Html! Oo.. M2 S. Daatbsn, aL. CBloa| 

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The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 8, 1M7. 



ROUTES 

(Continued from ii.fr SO) 

RITA MARIO 

INIMITABLE ORCHESTRA 


Irartaaai (V^LU) !il pSS. ,H1 " J ""*' Bo ""™- 
pandaa. Kanb. a Co. lOrphtura) Dta Union. 

Pg..' L.ai. A Da. (BIJonj BrnoMrn. 

Pace. link & Uicx (Kcllbl Uajion. O.; (Eallb) 

^[Mr.^aaato^^aptr^l^PorLnnd, Ota. 

Pari.h Sc Parn (UalaaUc) inTtlaa. Tan. 
I'atiar. Bona (Orp bourn) BoBiari (Ombtam) 

Pnrrln.ln'4 Ue'rara 1 Pa lira) FL Wajna. Inn. 
':'iri - h [raaaUaa) Wlnolpei. Can. ; (pantasaaj 

(Otpbeum) Lna Anreloa 5-10. 
Paul at Paoun (TlatoHn) CBlnaan. 
PanllDO. Dr. ^iPantajoi) Bolttle; (Pantageil 

Paorlrd. Paol ^Fnnpront) omaba. 

Perea. Lnplta (MaiaaUc) Odar Raplda. la. 

PaMsnata (MaJaaBo) LI tilt Eoct. Art. 

PMna A Pli (D.vfal Fltlannii; (Hipp.) Tonnan- 

Plalert'A SrbiDeld^rUaloRlo) Obloap); (Calnm- 

Plplaon A Baae IPalaro. Bullion, Pa. 

Platro (OrpbanDl) aloatraal C-IO. 


Itntb A IlnbarU iMolaatlc) WatatUai. In. 
lloj A Arlbnr (Koltb) Bnilon V10. 
Ilnnoi-ute (Keltb) Waablnglon; (Koltb) PrJIa., 
B-10. 

Barter A WWtred (panligoa) Ogdon. TJUb; 

Bnsaell, Marie (Pnntaaao) Baattla; (PanUaaa) 

h :h k ."i." v» „i" a "i Co.' (Ortpbonm) Ball Lake 

Cllj; (Orpboum) IWiror B IO. 
lljaii a Let (Onibpum) Vnuojuiet, dan.; (0r- 

Bian, EIU. A CO. (Marjland) BalUrontt S lo. 

l^iarfanTok*\c«lSuJ l ) H Kow I™ T0>i-"B»l 
Brooklrn 5-10. 


Sloarl A Kealer (Sine) Uikaiao, lad. 
Hulllvan. ArtLur (alurrlauil) BaltlnDro; IKnltb) 

suui«?tiiu%Yfc»rla) Cblcatn. 

h<toi A Avoir IColonlal) Brie. Pa. 

Brlroater A Vance (KoirJi) Barton, 0.1 

T * r >*™ ) ^^) l, p5 e j2Sr t |?y' (Boa* Tm °*' 


Uhn tOrnbamn, Portland. On. 

HlWr. C.Uirrn (Boulerard) Near York. 
MUH» ■■atltM IFiiiiM IHnneapolJ.; 
Millard Bioa. [Pintaaeai Oakland." Cel.: Itw 
tjPja^jjij AniilM 5-10^ 

Hitler * Vincent (lioewVNenr^odirdkN H. I. 
Win (Keith) Prortdenca; (Keith) Wantdngtoo 

Jjjjj™ * Be J"™* BWem (On Wall) Krle. Pa. 

MhUuure Ibrua ^(Orpheus) Duin-. (Omhana) 

Marine Brue? (Bran) Ft' Wnrttt*TST' 
Hontgnmei, A Penr (So*.) Buffalo: (Shea) Tn- 
nlnnl^ouierj. MtraMii.^^. ^Traplej Baehea- 
Mma A Morria (Krltb) WutU|Ui; (Brjb- 

Mammi^immi it^^mi'tua^M: (Twnpla) 


(Orpljrum) SoatLEO fl-10. 
3>rai (PautageaJ wiunlpog. Can.; (Paataaea) 

■bGSS (Pantagta| P Kaaaaa «tj. 

HERMIHE SHORE 


EVA TAYLOR 

Tarlor A Brown (Ornhmrn) Onarnpaagii, m. 
-iojlor. Baa. A On. (Emu™) Unaa Baplnr, 
Toltuuiina Tangle (Futaiei) Bpoione: (pan 

Tampltloo, Fa, (Keltb) Plilladolpbla; < Helta) 

Tanoeoeoa T*n (Orphwm.) Bontb Bond. lad. 
Torada Brno. (Sbea) Toronto; (Orpbcnm) lion 

Tbnmnaon. Jamaa (Palace) aflanoapollB. 

Tinanr.^Uande ^"j™"*' fSSSSSjf. (M 

AND BONNIf 

THOH N TO N 

DMatlea Jaa Maaak. 


ADA PORTSER 

PUcar «■ Dnailai (Otpneins) Baa Fraaclacn »- 

Pjrafai A^Panlo (Lirlc) Dldalnirna Oltr- 

Potl.y Ernla. rt ^V'"oKSni) h SV k lAa'i OltJI 

Pow~u. Kaltiarina (Alhambrn) New Tnrt. 
Prinirwaa. tSaorr*. A Co. CPaalacaa) ntu^rr. 
Prt-PoriW IKeltb) Clnolnnatl: <Kaltli) Indlanap- 
PmU*. BIN (Omncinn) Demor; (Orpbemn) Uh- 
Pnck.'H. 48. (Hallb) Baaton. 


BatHnmri. Oann (Tempio) n«b«ter. N. T.; 

Scbwarta Broo. A CD. (Qrnndl EaanarlUo. Ian. 
Sootth Uli A laaaloa (Orpbemn) Dnlntb; (Or- 
pboum^ Wlnnlpra. Can.. 0-10. 


C lirDllU'O Swiss 

a"*™' T ^™ t l B 0n,h * , " ,, l Media™, Wa 

•tartan. J. A B. IColaOlall Erie, pa.. B-io. 
Morgan Dancer. 1 Urplbe urn ) VucoaTer. Can.; 

MorrU. Will (Hipp.) Alton. TIL 

•lorn.^A OnDptelJ (Orrjjheam) gtit like oitj: 


T* 'rrn Boland. A Oo. (Ka(tb) Prorldenee 5-10, 
Trarlll,' Broa. a 8o^ (Dart.)' Pliubnr,. 

^^^&XS%SiST^ 1,1.1 

Tror Coraedr Trio ^Majaatlr) OabkMb. Wlaj^ 

Van Alatlna Broa. lAmllol Janaavtllr. Wla. 
Van A Bell (Eotpre— ) 0™d Baplda. Mlsk.; 

(Ktllhk Toledo. O., B.10. 
Taa Orto. Otrtrnde (atajaatlr) Ft. Worth. Tel. 


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Saturday and 12 p. m. Sunday. 

Advertisements or news items intended to reach The : 
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be in the Cincinnati Post Office by midnight Saturday, 
or sent special delivery. 

We ask this co-operation of our clients and readers 
to prevent overcrowding in the last form of The Bill- 
board, which goes to press on Monday. 


Chlc-an 0-10. 
Morton" ^™M l l 3 r7l.™ > B H |tLlo r , 1 "l.IO 
SorUaL h"* V'^lUeaTaMti York 
Mr^P^tlr* (Keith) Boaloa: (Rorel) „„ 

■g*J'ffl?'W I- *oi*Iea: (FanUgw) 


FLYING MISSILE EXPEJtTS 


"" Morton -on Glass 1 ""- 1 

MO (Cmro) Ctr/cago. 
•JoM^ Tli*^'iifpria. l )™i^ D ,|nn>a. 

Mullen A*Ccngan t (Columbia ) N St *L*mlM: (Or- 
BmU llempbla 6-10. ' 

"<raal' I^° ncl *s-iQ IU ' l " Ie *' 'On-dan. Dull; 

Until- niaw!™ ' (Hajratic) Ann Arbor, ktlctj. 
Naocj Fair {Pnnugeal Irm Anielaa. 

Oeorao. A Oo. (Omneam) Portland. On.; 
(Orpheom) San Vnulla 5-1D. 
KaaibL7 lTlor™^Foi) Anrorm. m. 


Vacuum Clnanera lOoloolal) Erie. Pa.; (ffOBIBle) 

Val'eclta ii' 'LeoHrdl '°?n!beum)^Hiklaad, Cal. 

V.ollj Fair (Grand) SL LoqIl 

v'enJrti ^r*(MaJerrjTr«cH S c1|ri,ldt'°lu. *° 

VlncoDt. Clalte |Uo]ootlol Uallaa. Tel. 

Vina A Temple (Orpbrain) Pisrla, 111. 

VIdiod Ed X Buater (Orpbeam) BoaloD 

VIolhnAr (Keltb) Cleveland ; (Sbea) Bnlaln 

Vdun!oeri™Wo M "(o7pbVn r DT U I^^ 

Wade. Join p., A Co. (p.nlaga.) allnatavolli; 

wi^nZ'^riK; Pl'ttUnrg «-» 

Ward. Boll A Ward (American) Culcago. 

Ward Brae. (Orubcum JNow Orion na. 

Ward A Collen (Hajeatlc) Ull-aakr* B10. 


BantDuod I Pa PT aa«a ( Taon rna. Waah.: IPantaao*) 
BajnKiS* O^OonS^tO banm) B Irljn. 


3borv:BD~ A tltlrj 1 (ColnrnMa) 'flL^Lonla; (Of 

■jrty^jj^U fiiniatiftltiB Xttki (snaa) Bur- 

"'SSnen aX lP " tt ""' 8,11 Iil * e " l t '"'"««> 
BUbor A Noitli (Orpboom) Orocn Bit, Wli. 
Blnglng Poor (Orand) Ernnaallla. lad. 
Sttror a^Dnrnl (Eltotrlc) Sprlogiold. Mo. 


"S&'BMrwvir *— ■ 






BELLE WHITE 


WtSS 1 * ™~ 

"^■^^^Plnirjni^COrBhm) Seattle: (Or, 

Mmno^'l«ttS; Three (OrpUran) Baton. 

KptoI Bra. (Pantile.) Ion Acgelce; |riiti|H) 

Hnient. I. c & Co. (Keith) InalaanpoUa: 

JKeltb) Loniartlle 5-10. 
WConnall. Nell (Orphenm) Omaha; (Orphenm) 

Ft. W«M. M. 

Oakland. Will. A Co. (MIB) OUMaild; (Keith) 

Fnrrtdenre fi-IO. 
on™ Mm hid Frandaor, S-Ttb. 10. 
Olden. Virginia (Uncotn Sq.) Haw Tort. 

Wtrattt. HaSet A «»°™76rti»«ai> Baa Mom™. 

"J"* (*-«*l 

OMU^Mfea (Orpharra.) BaatUa: (Ornkwa.) 

m$S& BBSS £££T Tcrt 


BEN H. ROBERTS 

In VaaaarUla. 

"phUa.^dO. < *"*™ Ia * > < ida " 

Ban.e bavogao (UaJsarJcl Watotlnn, In. 

Kamolda A UODeaan fPaniaaoa; Calvary. Can. 

avIJDaMa. Ton CPalaoo) SI. PanL 

Kite A Ftaatla (National) Bow Yor*. 

Blot, Trtosia (HatJinil) Mew York. 

Jtlce. Quia A Tom tOmsenm) at. Pan): (Or- 

pbanml UUunapolla tt-10. 
nitii s O tag (DaKaiti) Brooklyn. 
Bleso A Bran Iptpbantn) Dta. (fednna, la.; 

lOrpbaoral BL Pan] S-10. 
ShalC Caeaar (Prlncaaa) Wlebrta, aTao. 
llobfrto. Jdo (Panlaacal Sin rranntacu; (Pan- 
Bock A While (Qrphrllm) Brookljn B-10. 
Bartaral] A Wood lOrpharun) BrooUm 6 Ir). 
Eofeta. Will A Maria (Saaonlb Are.) Kew York. 
Boma A Wasor IStmnd) Winnipeg. Can. 
Bonalt. wain A rarron (OrnlKiini) Loa An tola; 

(Ofrpncnro) soil like CUT S10. 
Booom^A B«"' 4 'fel** , o?io.* , ™*°' <> * Li <0T " 

Bono. Hint (Fantacajl Dlrtta. Hoot 

■aftwa" ~ 

Boaer-a cotuadr Dnga (Fnrartb) AUanla. Oa. 
Rottr. Daao (»aa> Toronto; (Tttaplal Datrdt a- 


MME. SUHIIKOftCO. 

KK MSMW SSSSt ** 

■aa^S » AlliM| (Heltb) Dniton, O.i (Soltb) 
Bnaa. Hilda ^(ArnorlcAn) Now York, 

SbS a™ 'A^iSac^J^ow^CUewof m 
Bprans A MeNe«« (Ullta) Dotroit™" 
li^lllliltg&i (Harjilldi Baltlnwn; (Knlth) 

8Uttpedc. P Tl,e k (Ka«nT™tdo!^u\! I 6^I' " L 
■BE Bob A Belb (Apollo) J.nciUe. Wla. 
Stanley. Allron (Ornbenm) Oakland, cal.. B10- 

8 TS.''e B ? n Bal™Lak' 0 ?? tlU ^ln?' , " 
atan^ra. Tbo^JaaoarlB., wla.: (Barraairn) Wao- 

^"■f-jjji.* ^in.raMa'^'ow' H ° v *" ra - ™- 
BtogSna^Hal. 'i^S^it^Ja^' 1 ^? 'irbor, 

Hlerllog A Uargnorlta IPintagol) San »anclico: 

(Paniagol) Oakland D-10. 
Si™ A HcAror lUarrland) BalUmon. 
fttone 1 Orjea (Bnabwlek) Brooklrn, 

SS f JSSi SStt 


Wataoo. Kata (Famllrl Lafajatta. led 

W.uon fi* (ronvU,) Atlanta. Oa.: (Keith) 
Wanar' ^A^Diakl ^SVl^^tant** 11 ^).; ' (■■- 

Wa1™lew, A Co. (Oarrlok) Wilmington, UaL. 

W-lrb'. Hlnitrai^ (Temple) Detroit; (Temple.) 

Weifm!n? D En^lr' 1 Ann W 'rill»i™rlJ^ 

"^MllaMFaolige.* Vkuu>f! 

Wornor Alnoroa ^jjffl MBMrnaak 

Weatnn °A gtrrBa 

(■arn»itLifriBfl«_ mi 'Vft'" 1 

Woatm A Clair (Orpboom) SnotB Bobd, lad. 
Weaton, Willie (AltamBta) Now York. 
Wentpbnl. Prank (Ba.bwlcll) B™ll,0 1-10. 
Wbeeler A Dol.n (On>hoom) Ulnaeanolla. 
While. Mi.llalr A White (Hajoatlo) Nawara. 

Wblta,' OartoB. A Co. (OTntarora) Frcaso, Oal.i 

(Omboun) Irm Aneetea 0-10. 
Wlilto A CaTannngb (Sbea) BntTaln: (Bbea) To. 
WMaVl OonrOdj- Olrcoa (Orphenn.) Peoria. IU. 



The Billboard 



.'.': . . ...-I,. A IV. ■ fin: 



} Oologo; (Colnm- 



1. Ore. 



BRITT WOOD 




STOCK & REPERTOIRE 

Iridtnr Pl.j.r.: ll.llf.i. N. a.. On.. lodeL 

as i^SssSsvi£, w 



*„ : SKfc.! 



FlMDlni All». Stock Cm; Pl>rt!.»l. Or... US.F. 

0, £^' ofcot.^BX* Co.; Torraie*. Kin 

SS.' 1 Stock Co.: OMrtland. 0.. InStf. 

C°wiatr Em./ Btix-k Co.: Ft. Dwl((. la.. Unlet 
fi 1 * 1 JokMtowu. Pa., UKW1 

lofl.'f "IlimiMI UlU. Mil, Xlu. 




" Co.: (Monaco) Loa Austin. Id- 
^""bo*?"™* It! Packard, m,r : Ualra. M. 
feg^iggff-glt. SMt, Cm.. ClL, iDdtf. 



■« CoropAnp; (Plarei 



Spom,,, c*eU, Stock Co.: Lawrence. Uil, in- 



Uitg.r Hi Un.lcal Comadj: littla Book. Ark.. 

iSwSsk mi 

ant, Po.. 1-3; (Dlile) II moot jit d'b-io'. 
JVM, Cut. liiu.lc.1 Cuudj: Bald, Ok., KM. 

Kllgore'a HnaloaJ Comedy: (Irwin) Goabon, lnd.. 

neNauVi. aippj Hlnkw D« Glrta: (LearHI) 
OD. Yon Daddy. For. UeltU, rr.fr.: Topeka, Kan.. 



MS.*' 



WANTED 

1H7 MODEL 

PARKER CARRY US-ALL 

In large Park on Coast. This machine 
must be it 1917 model with special deco- 
rations and equipped with special lighting 
fixtures for illumination. Elegant location 
for the right machine. Paik insists upon 
having a machine commensurate with oth- 
— attractions. Write for full particulaiB to 

C. W. PARKER, 
Dept. P. Ltmnworth, Kansas. 



GestUy & Dnnworth United Shows 



On the Great Clock of Time there is but 
one word— NOW. 

And NOW is the time to make your reser- 
vation for space in the annual 

SPRING SPECIAL NUMBER 



THE BILLBOARD 

CIRCULATION, 58,000 COPIES 

This mammoth edition will be the most 
valuable anthology of important, interesting 
and useful information for the entire amuse- 
ment world that we have ever contributed to 
the literature of amusements, one entire sec- 
tion being devoted to each branch of the 
business. 

It will be a reference guide consulted 
almost daily throughout the entire season and 
will cany the greatest advertising value ever 
offered those who are associated with or cater 
to the various branches of the amusement 
business and profession. 

REMEMBER— "The difference between 
a cat and a great opportunity" is— 

The cat "COMES BACK." 

A great opportunity confronts you; NOW 
is the TIME to take ADVANTAGE of JT. 

No Special Position C«»r«lteed After Saturday, 
March 10th. 

"Better Kick In While Kickin's Good." 



UJIUTCn First-class Bicycle 
ffANIUJ RUcr, at Ouce 



DE VAUX'S GREATER SHOWS 



Areola a R«7Doid. ; 




Za™'a" Llttl* BlosWrt, lack FMjssr. m*r- 

trnffTwA Ims^dX J. UwtL mir. 
Miiicin. o„ Feo. s. 

^™"."w?vli!T £ {R i. BUJ ' "* r " F *" 
BANDS A ORCHESTRAS 

Colaaantl'a Dads; Port Ultra. Fit.. IS-Fab. S. 
D'Andrra'a Bard.; ueftianax. t>b.. 2v-Ffeb. a 
Dockti'i Jtipo. OrcoeMra; PortUaaL aSL. «J 
P.- Paw F», IS Charlotte I; Bid Ctalpa 9 



I i vt." Si OnaatiUll s-'lO. 
Band; llacomb. UbH.. ».«**. S. 

— a.'tjS Bah" EUubelr. Clir. N. O., IMct 
Fadauo'l BIDS; (Sunns Blnk| Newark. N. J., 

CIRCUS & WILD WEST 
CARNIVAL COMPANIES 



Booking How-King's United Snows 



^■ETWDUTSIMj 



Rsbirti— II1IIED ANUSENHTI— Dm 



■■piu 

35 



Schardlni'a, I., Em. i 



SUFEMOB UNITED SHOWS 



Zeldman &. Polite Shown 



46 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3. 1117. 



P.PICTURES ^ 

AND EVERYTHING THAT H APPERTAINS THERETO 




18 



The Bill 



FEBRUARY 3, 1«7. 




SEB.LINO 

ON THE BIGGEST AND MOST 
EXTRAORDINARY STATE 
RIGHTS PROPOSITION IN 
THE HISTORY OF MOV- 
ING PICTURES. 



o league; 



W. h.vin't anything to tell you li_ 

aduartls-mont iioi>t that "20,000 
LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA" h», 
- ~«eh«ci ovary raoord at tho BROADWAY 
EATREIn Haw York City far onh ra- 
ealpta In a glvan time Ovar S22.000.00 
in two waaka- Broke all raeorda of 
tha STUDE BAKER THEATRE, Cht- 
caao. in cnh racalpta. Took Insi 
In tha city of Portland, Oi 
with flva bigfaaturaaln compatltlc.. 
proving that "20,000 LEAGUES UN- 
DER THE SEA" haa no com patltl on. 
We ballavothat tha MONEY TAKEN 
IN ««natltutaa tha ONLY argu- 
n-ent roeognlaad by showman. 

— BUNK. 



P. S. 



1600 Broadway, NEW YORK CITY 

-TO STATE RIGHT BUYERS 



Make Your Own Electricity With 
Cushman Electric Plants 




Extremely light weight and 
mpact; 1 II. P., 2K.W. Outfit 
■ m p 1 e t * , w ei g hi a ro u o d 500 1 b s . 
Complete with all equipment 
and read j to set op and 



United State* Bought 6 
Cuahman Outfits. 




MOTOR WORKS, 937 North Zltt Street, Lincoln, Neb. 




SPECIAL PRINTED 
ROLL TICKETS 

. . 0 Five Thousand ----- • 1.3 
g> | Ten Thousand ----- 2.5 
O | Fifteen Thousand - - - - 3.3 
— J Twenty-five Thousand - - S.S 
J I Fifty Thousand ----- 7.J 
U One Hundred Thousand - - lo.u 
THE BIG TICKET AT THE SHALL PRICE 



NATIONAL TICKET CO., 



To Appw inFilrr.. I 

<t- Term. Jib. II.— After O 



The Light Thatn 
Never Fails 



8EENA OWEN'S RETURN 




LONG TE RM C ONTRACT 
Ih Universal Siflaed by Benedic 




JnEw Uke a. UHI 



cmcnnuii calcium light co. 




WHY WORRY ABOUT 
POOR BUSINE 



ApTcl. of thr Yorhe studio. IB preparing to leata 


ATAmS-^ — ■ 1 

m\na\mtu coiipaii^ m 


Of HI tlltg— Right* to Wilt— 
Chicago. Ian. 21. —Janes B. Oral Dicer, Weal. 

tle Creek. Kith., nbo pnrebaeed the ill china 
rljhti to arlUaum. The Dewa of tha eale 
waa pabllabad br Tt> Btnboud laat week, out 
the nane el the hoyer waa withheld [or bu«J- 

Ur. nntterlleld. who rontrole a rfrenlt oi 

open a aim exchange la Detroit on March 1, 

Charleo Mnrhlinan. who la In the employ of 
J. B. GrsJngnr. will he general manager of the 
□ew arm. with beadqeaxtere In the new Kajjl. 

Kaplan Mich.. Plerlng to IS.05S.6S groan 


St-^^K^V uTt A 3 T 1 L 
f_^ry*Ba> B i jrSggs 

PlH . l^rUIWCa jgaVOjCMB 


WANTED 5eU" T "iSaS ! ^nitS 


Machines tod Supplies^ 

tLLIMaei THgATSg lUrrLT CO., 

- a. a. a-_ *t_ re, 


NO USE FOR THESE 

Sijier. c!i™Curu". elc. All la preterl nai.lluim. 
1250 eiah ■. H. HARRISON, U Clan BL. Halaaa, 


COOMBS WITH IVAN 

" New Tor*. T.o. ST.-Cor fl ll baj ajs-a 


FOR SALE. CHEAP 







FEBRUARY 3, 1117. 



The Billboard 




The Dill board 



FEBRUARY 3. WO. 



CENSORSHIP BILLS WORRY 

MEMBERS OF N. A. M. P. t 

Twenty State Legislatures Are Now Considering 
Enactment of Such Measures— Support of 
Whole Industry Asked in Strong Plea 
by National Association 


Kir-Bee and Mark BenDetl-Keritene ptctnr. 

tilt Ha 1* and lla niujudne- raiiaelri a 
locked (neetbtr pd-titelj 1 ae4 deaottetr. tTp 

till m could be certain of InUUllne eveir den 

Trlanele p torn to. conatitinc of one flre-rf 

"71* ic*rtal D *wee«lT relnae of a two-re. 
■Ml «le'r tHronsb Trim,!* ...hup. W 


i EDISON MACHINE 

$75.00 

1 LEAPS THEATRE SUP. 

PLY COMPANY^ ^ ; 


In tee alee tin! la (Mn t the raoOoo pletnie 

o«W 'oJ'r^L ™ ta U^T^an^f^^ 
t— Hjl=t do-B 'ka pUae, i=J la ™<T to 

Intend™! or = d ™ u ™ <* ""J^ 1 " to J™^ 
i^O fe'cwotrj" nfilrt^bolb In m< u £*'fH 


■ abatement ■■ a DmanDce la iIibl The 

J enEerialnrneDr. anadar clonal !■ prOTlded 

IB for aid from the Madosal ABBOcJaclDn. 

inartta, WcSIilo, UJHoarl, Hebtaaal, Ken 
wee, Teaaa, CUD, Vchbovt, wbuiObIob, 

ail jai. "* H °" bB ' " 


•III be of Jo tenet, but tbla. I belle.*, aoa-r. 
u» aaantaw chat na.c mm aakad.*- 

BEATRIZ MICHELENA 
May Mead New Caaat Film Com pan 


You Save Money 

In both tbe vmrtiiat cBn and In ^pjjj-—^ 

:-:: ; i«aaV 

STEEL 

• COHPANT -/^ji 


tOOKINSON ISSUES STATEMENT 
Concerning Ralaaa.no. sf Triangle* 

ar-Be« featonra and Mack Beooett-Kejitone 

^'[M*taiT- e '^Id"hi*.7'L^fi aajl to'eoT 

nee I bare been motion plctore ton- 
aa'not lo poBtlon InjaMMajjl JJJj^ » 


ttre eener. and Mr. aOodleton ti neirlj aa o 


i Grand Rapltta.Mloh. 7 "* 

New TcA OOke. XJa pifib An. 


EDGAR LEWIS GOES SOUTH 
Wherein Lis Kia Hopes of Great Pic 

to" n^ikf Tpi^t^^.bTcb'be TuiM"w^»Sto" 

'^'"utnre'or tbe^i'orV"!^ Iocs Hon or fo 
wDota una picture u bHog made baa been icp 


SUNDAY CLOSING OPPOSED 

At New York Exhibitora' Convention 
in Albany 

beld Tut*Jij, WedneedaV anj Tb"rU™o(°iliu 

propowl^eaiu.rion .u^i ™id cJoae Mn 

Tbe tolloslni ameere si tbe State oraaeUa- 
Tlc* PreaMMI. Jnbn Uanbrtnier at Bn^aljnj 


mitt IBe n^ro™p1eom t U i tne*t»r^Drt7i 


wkota f'*" ItinUIII SUta rlfbU pro- 

cenaonblp or POT a dollar a reel for cumlna- 

hope roe -111 tell tbem ao." 

In We III! of bill" alreadj Introduced it taa 
out pendlni Id lb> LifHIHiic of iiUOU 

BaaVrt'w defnnlt'aoiea. action la ubx br UK 
BaUonal node. EManaalloii rn prorWnJ la 

""co^rado*! *cce5o-erf''' rain bm nod 

^^^l^UlTi^pIroo^^nj cen- 
mM, mm another m. oh prorld*. rfcit 

tendlnx U corrupt mil ol the pnblle, U (l.en. 


"Sixfmn r«tn 0/ Knaatag How" 
THE 

SERVICE 

AND 

DURABILITY 

THAT DISTINGUISH 

POWER'S PRODUCT 

FOX FILM CORPORATION of thlrty-.ix 

Power's Cameragraphs 

No. 6B 

ful phot-pi., 

"A DAUGHTER OF THE GODS" 


Ke> York: aeraeut-at anna. Ceontc lllli*. 
■ntlar Dt Bmtlm Delacatea named tar tba 

Ijn; Slnnei Aaeber. MaaHaaa w. c. U»h*«rd, 

er. Beneoectadr: 8. s. socaan, Albanr; L Bataa- 
beliber. Kiw Tore: w. n. Untea. DUeat 4- 
Bollander. BcmUm: William a. Fait, It., 

BDO, New VorkT F. Carmin. New York, and 
Jhcrlna the aeaalon a bill tu drafted for tbe 
ratal to Ike penal «de and vbicb natil eanapl 
"»« Un^aad alio* tbMfaho.1a« cej sanrty. 

CLEVELAND TABOOE8 

cte.ri.iid. a. Jan. St.— oaaaaaaap acavrt- 
tb. ot inj-.t Da.la of thl. elu bar. beea aa- 
prored br tbe Motion Picture Ka^lblura' Laaeae. 
: a the srilei of the iim/at lint bo am 

according to Svcrelarr DnllDck of tba leifnt. 

tbe Uajor In n»nectk>n arata the •bo>lne ot a 

■ 'n *m ZL^^taa^BBa^aZ^^aHaa 

M^o'eonuV^tbe Bract""' °" *™™ 
BECK MOVES OFFICES 

■illaal DubUchrT h^SStmTm tea IW* 

a.onoe BolMlm bach to hi. orlflnal eaHIa la 
In tbe nut for ami jean. Beck 1. .Woo* 
-lib tba Tod? Hamilton Fond: % 


VISUALIZE THE BIBLE 
b Plan of Naw Meaico Film Company 
m v tI n. H. M.. Jin. it IMtiin- 
tmatle effort iy^M mjd. to^«Kiam*^tb» 


to to Into IK acr^-^Bilnen^of ^plarlo E the 
Ererr Bible Dim production win be censored br 

•J^TaLrrl an* MlTT^rU." caareBec!' T. at 
ru. s. «.. fill «pH Si. 'ci been eebeted ftf- 


eltmata. 

Tie itodhj ud pilot !• Hinted .boot m 

fa»-o Hootanma H™ Brrtola. foTote'rl.'.-Bed 
ud ocetawd u a reaeet br Urn Beat. F* eaU- 


NICHOLAS POWER COMPANY 



FEBRUARY a, rtt7. 


The Billboard 


63 


Jt"u» ollMaaMoiiad. esn, wbo kHMWj^MlM 


WHAT MORE CAN YOU 




JJSuf 11 !iifl , 'nwi wlib ui, wni» bar 


ASK IN STATE RIGHTS? 


Brer aim lo tba poimlar daniuid at ttu- poqUd 


vnmOi'Ht mothtr. 

Od IUii-i ntan 6tosa.iu.wift,™, end 
a, unit ma mm to Uie Mil of UIU> 
Seat**. Ma -M ->t.™.«ll. far- 
„,„ on acwmt of tb. rwid, ^wbs BUB*, to 

•ao'bai ir ft Ml rale «C Brotaetot to Jun'i 
^Urt'bnnu. do* to tho^oterbealed 


When tbe Strand Theatre, New York's finest, 
DooKa 4 wttna 01 pictures, iiijii nnubi 
be "THE Q00DS"! That certainly says more 
than we would say for 

"GERMANY AND ITS 


n|mw me ni TtaiUIr M wliat a bl( da> 
mand tbaia win be far a ftatan of tbla Hod. 

S^rtȣl^gTe^bB%^ wnt^taraat- 
to tba >drertmnc matter. A loebr dlantaj, a» 


St,*?t*i tuJ Hp Vff^iWBn^'LiBBi Ha 
tau tht tranoln or baa bad. 


ARMIES 


TO-DAY" 


Oardga'B Whit* Shra TnBf. T*,. Blnrn. of Maw 
Torn and olber featawa wlD abA be nH> d'* 

the Diia Pbotocraobr. Tot, arfll bo naed for abl 


U ■ loral mbtd ebaraetar. Bantj Tlai. who 
[,-.„. lanreir ir. tb* .rti™. It la a rood Ha. 
,„j tb... are . MmaadOae oamoar of pow. 
■ft- -11 IW-Mj "«* , ** U " «* 


The biggest attraction that ever came over the 
ocean! A smashing display, official pictures 
wonderfully photographed and a terrific hu- 
man appeal that made all New York praise 
them. 

here's a solid, Substantial state bights opportunity 


tb. Mmr a. It bu ka bur tb* iw fuaita^ : 


THE SCARLET CRYSTAL 
1KB OUT: 


ROLIN'S NEW PLAYER * \ } 

Loa Anielea, Dal.. Jan. at— A .aln.Ua ad'- 
dltloo to tba Botla Btnato. raleanlnr Ikafl). 
Patba. ta mm lapUra SpeHht, <rt*> raaeatt.. 




WE CAN DEAL QUICKLY 1 


on tb. rHomnwndatlon of Banr Pollard., aba." 




GERMANIC OFFICIAL WAR FILMS, Inc. 

729 7th Ave., New York 


ptar toaaadr laada la BsUb ptrtajaa . , 


pndacer Cbaitea Bwtcbaru 


PARAMOUNT NAMES PEATURH 
FOR MARCH, APRIL AND MAY 
(uonnmea imw. da) 








Ttliaen: Tbe Aniorlcan (ion.ni, with Tbiidaw 
Olacb: On Baront wttb afu ™i Tba 


!T ™Vt!. 7'"'. L>..i. whkh ail 


TbToL«: 


BtJnUne to aianr. Tba ac*ata»a»br wa* bm 


in aba l«dln, pan. 
Blram Abraiaa. pr t of tba luaaana 

rorthromliw .tuamona: "It la not lo be dcobt^ 


mlh'l'ii "*"la%aTpl ^aTaST**! tola b, '« 
tmiai titer Ual *M on aaa fM mm* to 
null looklaa Bpoo tba (lobe ba bona. Thar. 


Dan TOM .V.'.V.'.V.V.'. .'...Wiuiaio B. t™. 

SlDtont Stbsrlar «"1 Metcalta 

El Ml Btborler E "5L.™.^ 

1^1^" " : iii : ^r^»T £!3dS 


IIW" Tb. rm ^owloa Trtlbr, oodtr tbe 
enra. aara veil budlad and nprraaataa qolta 

o^r^acaarta'la ^Batb^^-^'THaj'^ 


DrodDCtMne tbat bar. *rrr b*.a raeordad lo ear 
oBc*. btaar at Ua pradaetlDaa Dan bnaaa 

loomiirM "buidwrttloj; « tno wall- u at"on 


«., n !sTcl"l«. ana aa a'dertl wiu. koto. 

to. p™™-. br wwa. ba baton**, batb w 
»u^^miiaj^T ^a ^rarfcr-— ^and^uft to tba 

5. "u.'l^Tto' J^to^ 1 ^!?" HTwa. 

«t caroaeubl B. 

ONE TOUCH OF SIN 


Tab* a »r»tt» UtU* *1rl liha Jean aothera. 

,11. bar o ™t. blttu .ml ic Ullj poDprdo*. • 
M ^J^%b!ToXrr^tbV*«aTt.d Uttto 


■nwbrf la an Immaaae aat a Ht tbat iTjnain 
THE GIRL WHO DIDN'T THINK 


It r™t *wbTtr .ni p™tacH™ tbat ■mm'hm 

^^^ t B ^^'^l i °aBnotara 1 ^*a ^-1* 
aL'la.B> aaaldawTl lZa^*^^'p£*z±™ 


airepart rmiu Tax ptaoutlaa. JW«-i 


wavTaMi ^ano^DlTWor TrrwUUirr jat. «■ • 


laaaa Lambart Kuohr WOpoi. 

alar Clanibani blar w™ 


aecnr*. No aaUbttar eoald da aartblaa bat 


TUB fjkOT 

tJ'lnwtt* Gladr* Bioeaaall 

Blrb.M It.uebr r. 1 ■"'< 


aaaaaai %^ tbM* k! wu^w «r«a tb. 




m.w» i'" tba Utter Ltat; tbera Bar aa 


We" Tabor *IDM tool. 

Tbe . ■ . Quite CUcb Won! 


lajaMb taa otbar plin*. and oi.ntoallr manlH 
old bib rlord. ba aitlal ts aaarcb at a «■ 
jert to paint dlKem Has and baa bar pna 


Ufa of a roan* nan who ahoald bar* bean eab- 
mltted to tba waJacdna boat. 




Bartt BaU * eletibte L#* 


for Mm. Bar falbar'a laanlciuo* ara amoaad 
br Bert Trier, a n>as "wllb aa^°i»o»i«^r*pa- 


obrtcoa, bat then ta aothlnc rlaqa. In tb. pic 




llor br U Ooaao. - — t» 

Ok Tooen. of Mb ta tut aa (arid IM Mid- 
ma ■■ 111 title IbdIIh. It la oat a Bin re* 
'Mil/ aroas aad bu UtU* ta offer ta 
Wdn.ui, of not* or la ta* ww It la put 

1 •'"'h<^^ U w^!X SSa'a jiiaal"al 


™blB. wbere aba* t*HM*aal DUJbt. Tb* tatbrr 

*r* 1 "n' 1 *avI*Mm«fir, alia Nad to awaar tbat 
Trier batrared bar. At tba trial aba awaara 

f.lMlr. MM \SEmm 

ItllBt. BBtBata bat In Ui anaa at tba laa*- 


tbar *OI b* carina aad hopeful of taeatTlna; a 
anwL But tber* »U1 ba nroe. becaoae mil 

thla aort at •ran let It ba Ml Htbei 

W. LINDSAY GORDON 
Will RaT*aa* Hi. Faatur* Latturaa 


^^rSB|t^^^^3Si-Mll 


s.»"flT""* *^, ne * ,b * n amain*-. *"*■ 

■•tda, a tat tint lorabla hero. ^Tba dltacUon 
>nd bb.lcar.oa, wn batb aood. and Fi.otft 
'"■ wltb ■ corfr dec. las-BlIed tba heart In 
*"M and honor. 


TRILBY 

Hra-part taatnn. Balaoaad br World TUa. 
Ona, Fabmarr B- Dlrtctod br T4aarlca 
Toonieor. tr™ tbo bnoai br Owf* an 


Through Ellta— To Hava Motion 
Piotur* Flntah 

Kbit Tor*. Jan. fT— w. LtBdaar Gotdon baa 

taarapbr. lae.. wbta. m.l„ tb. BUI. bfatloa 
PIctOM. to releaa. all of bl» featnr* ltttart. 




lr '- betrar. her and loarea bar aloaa wliti b.T 


IBB OAST; 


u.itir lil. Imtom «t. to ban. omtIoi plotar- 






fbeebo Pari anatran* 

) We wtn ratber dlaappolntad -lib Trtlb, a. 

tba World Braamal. deeplte 


and tbo EUto HBdtoo at Doaaaa nill..^M.^ 
not oolr tba awtU plrto™, bat all pn-p*™!*!. 






Iba fact tb.t w* bad Wilton Lacbara 'a tba 







The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3, 1917. 



ESSANAY EXTENDS SERIES 

OF IS MARRIA GE SACRED? 

President George K. Spoor Announces That 
Twelve Original Units Proved Popular 
Enough for This Move— Additional 
Releases for February Named 

™ F.bm«r it od : 

™ lb, HeirtlietoDO HIVUII 

■OH WllhoBn,. «bO U* (Bit EOllbOd Bk 

V not •••UiBU- it loll tUB*. M «rt 



7 wBIcb i. ■ - ■! IB 



KM 



■abut Sun Kb. H. Hill Uiuu 1» toe 

OB Ita fcUoiHn, d.,. m UI litodli 
■t* IS* week F.bnmrJ 10. DcMIIKm'ul Not- 
Mwn u tut to*.- («■ ti mm.,i b.™it 

TBo Lltltrf tamp, with Eair.nl AnsH mad 
Im Vnp WdtnaU. In Uw February 13 Black 



WILBUR IN S 
Of Five- FT cp I Mutual Picture. 



r "■' COt - CODY FILM 
Relommf by Emmy Thi. Walk 



II of [be Idol of tlic 



SUNDAY CLOS ING LAW 
ta Real Knockout Blow to Orange, C 



rlrter 0 » a brinV p™r.*»uowi ^°<*°Tonv£ 



HUTCHIN SON IS HOST 
t Luncheon in Honor of Gail Ki 



L Dncrla. J. Curtli. B. fc 



SIGNAL MUST ENLARGE 
Owing to Greater Activities at Studii 



p Kilo Lot ond cold r 



c« of the B 
i to be a 



lRINK -THE NATION'S CURSE 

W. Lindsay Gordon's Latest and Greatest 
Feature Lecture Set of 

SLIDES AND MOTION PICTURES 



■ mud. N. v. <n on h 



FOR THE EXHIBITOR WHO 

— WANTS TO BRING NEW PATRONS 
:1 INTO HIS THEATRE 

—WANTS CAPACITY MATINEES 



—WANTS TO STAND OUT AS THE 
* CLASS THEATRE OF HIS CITY- 
BIG OR SMALL 

BOOK THE PRODUCTIONS RELEASED BY 

ARTCRAFT PICTURES CORPORATION 

729 nk AVENUE, NEW TOM CUT ', 

E»CHAI«OE» IN .Li: Lg&P IHG CITIES 




For Sale, Power's do. 6A 



ESSANAV8 VERSATILITY 



on F>b™rr M, Allbuu D.y. Hcnrj B. Wll- 

wco el**™ Alob.m. u bli niur* unit, 



PRODUCERS OF FILMS TESTIFY 
MORE TAX WILL KILL 
INDUSTRY 



'>.»«□ too wile to bo, moU™ pl?™ 



making of tor ant ■□ccoHfaL Btcat 
JchU UEbt it a iiriMi aiot it Con. 



■f boa Mi Bad litftr prodactlDDB did 
It the people Wflro wlllli, ( to Inn-Hi 

._ _._ flow Into the In^Mttj^bnV'n^^tbfl , 
nlciures iro twlni orerprodiiced and ibo woncr 
ii no longer ".owlnf. In ■ certain Bible lll«r» 
11 ■« moncr tolp. Into the prodncUon mtf 

Irluulfd bf tboiie who in ilrcajj on [be Inline 




FEBRUARY 3, 1S17. 



The Billboard 



CARNIVAL AND CIRCUS 

lirlnic tb> u 

fur. 



WESTERN CA NADA FAIRS ASS'N. 
rlslda Annual Mealing and Election of 
Officers at Brandon, Man. — 
World at Home Land* Plum 



Is ifar-uttlni bus; 



J, ntlonded hj CnadlBO fair M •( ^ T ^™^ 

™J™° , E "I,°ii^i 1 tOw!i. , 'i. « noiiTel'V w. 

rjiil.lton ™' J rT |! ! jyft gjj^tj Jjjj 



:■■:■■> it. Angrst S- 

li|[ h ™™IbJ r n»^?nr(rMl"niT f »'er tltld tit tin 
■EpjHLjuiDn. towBj jaaMaaa hart been ■aaajff t b ' 

Ui.red on miliar, of Itit-T-il to ciblbltlon of 
term. The add™ of MlM E. Con lllmT or 



>"■« I ', 'eid'bj Umov 

Him Ihl. -or of the mot Inmraclli 

..I.I,..,,-. ,■„., |„. I r,r, I,.."] , . ' , .1-,- .UHJ~I 

W. I Sm.lr. rnatiajrer of the Pmrltwlal E 
■ I** BuMe, 



v . ..r tk* woria it Pom* Bam 
Ml" E.1,.1 BotJ„™. of Ohlmn. waa present. 

ma •» cl»s tor rontraet of fnrnnhina I be free 

Id- 1" r the Ureal!. 

A tier tin- tOvna neeklnE rarmherRh I p hod hero 

HJIIh place ilTMj m «" n « 
1 *,■..!.. (ii—Mrm; J. (l. Ilrttlr. vlee-iiTenkleot, 



LEVITT MAKING CHANCE 



Ton fo.^i Show m roiw 

inrrn 

JJ» In CIlllttlDDOlB II 



JJS*ftJ mi»ffiii*lii5 *T li, iM* n,1 'J p "'" t " 

■i^°tonl^1Mp ( i,rJ, I^J *he*'f!.r.r.Mi rTood 
■Jilt-, it Cnner I>laod. Ill oti Intrrvlrw u Irn 
**• mill-mrt WPtrnBi m n bom Mr. TaMBr 



BAKER ORGA NIZIN G CARNIVAL 

¥,■„;,-'".'- '"•"^ m * tWBS i pr5 



Rl NGEL'S HEIR PRESUMPTIVE 

iii.ii'r .1.1 .-ir.'. 1 1- 11 l.'i lki-Vhi™cl.'fJ-.t!vi'r^ S Nri 

'"■■'"I' "' III- ^ rli^.i ,. inn*, :. ,. r f ii, 

iaiiKtliTitr .i.zin-t.-i I.- „r ,™.,.r. who built on 111 

J03. G. FER ARI S HOWS, INC. 
Cirri tig Out . ~ 



iflSfii 

_. ZR. .... 

nnu *od fmnto, tneludinc orHire, stock and 
Knfmrba and' other fronts that wen regarded 



ja3& »"lill" Mm lr 

issst^ evS "Si 

in rcailinem br April 1. If 1> 
" " -in iRrj the Perarl earnra 



tM Wo™ at'liouir'Bboll-.'ouir U.Jr™o» 
trai^ huolA^Ior tlie Ma«ra^jjlreii of Hie 



CURTIS AT TAMPA 



Bin, o.'Oiu animal* and ImniiljerlLaMd ft 
tx.lr. .Itirluj ILe hll Mlf™'l»». ^ 
for? Grater SllO"!. nh'llc (he tomlnl I 



Ujrt^onrTeTnr u3t* ' 



CRYSTAL SKATING ICE CO., "° 



727 Seventh Avenue, New York 



Indestructible Ice 



FOR ICE I 
RINKS 



PUCE 51 .00 PER SOUME FOOT, F. 0. s. HEW YORK 
BHtrUIKMI DRILY H OH HEUOUUTERl— WMTI fOB PABIIDU1 
SKATE OH CRYSTAL ICE 



FRED. GEMER, | 

World's Champion High 
lumper, lumping and 
Skating on 

CRYSTAL ICE 




Nature 
Outdone 



BETTER 

THAN ICE 




DANCE ON CRYSTAL ICE 

Get All the Thrills Without the Chills 

NOW BEINO, SOLD THE WORLD OVER 

Will Not Hell Uoder Ant Onite or Weitlur Coaditioii 



•I ii ill wl ins, ll.it noils mi rotlor i.iiIbi Viokl— BfeMO OH orouf N 
onnrM loto lot thitioi riikt it BH oorL 



S;SS 



. JlLlilBB T. Uljll.. Hi' 

It of the WOHil at Home St 



HORNMAN THERE STRONG 



boUElit anil hM .r.- '. ,1 IH 



I tlioroouhlare for ■ 



HERBERTS GREA TER SHOWS 

j inootlni; Turviay JDOrDlllf; JcruoEcil the 

am aTbId to, AiBenibly. Bod Atflcrulily iLnvt. 
oca Wublngus to GerralB. fur the uurpoee at 



A areut deal of cri~JI[ l> dm- IV. I: Mi-liUr- 
who la aiTrflnrr of the Keflea. All of tb. 



EVANS' NEW RACE TRACK 



SOUTHWE STER N SHOWS 

SmSS. 111".-, ■ n.lll town. ItLL- k, «Cr« 

to^wec^' i^eA^HiMt at 'll>tt]i^Dr(. That 



i and Ile.oe Fete lb* re- ■ 



MlMlalppl aad tl 



AVALANCHE OF NOMINATIONS 



!f "hToiidB"^ HM •'•> 'tMaWoaSeT^ (ho. «o 

■UIBBIIOIl. to (he G^vrmlnt Board. -Bier, At 



of thw wjmliisieil^^iip lo lu^dan ^um 
Brmtcttian. atlerfl In this It now! 'till om* < tl>> 



Tt»e Billboard 





MARTIN & MCLAUGHLIN'S 

Coney Island Shows 

Will Open the Season of 1917 

Saturday, April 14, at Springfield, Ohio 

2— SATURDAYS — 2 



WHAT WE HAVE BOOKED 

Bur EG Ferri* Wheel, both owned by Phil 8. Ml . 

)<r, "Lady Paction," Vaudeville and Burlesque Show, Athletic 
w. H»9c booked PBOF. IOHI NASCA'SROYAL ITALIAN 



WHAT WE WANT 

I Mnnfcey Speedwav, Silo DroiEe, Working World, Craiy House or Trip to Mara, Illusion Show, 
Platform Show and soy other fpod money -fretting shows that do not conflict. Want to bear 
„.,,. ..„.„..„ from reliable Wheelmen. AU Wheel* open except Candy. Want lepti 
PHIL McLAUbHLlN kinds. Cndt jointa, do not bother us with your letters. NOTHING 



PERCY MARTIN 
Gen. Agent 



SlSu: 1 ™ £e*su!ta iwut'ii'^r'uiwlMna, will 



St* Ettt» tUi™ "ce rire "™iljmt/, 
Bj> at probability, o[ bor»e. belos "j"" 1 



m ot the bet ot or 



THERE IS BIG MONEY IN THIS! 



AGENTS ALURA No 

The Alura is & higii- 
class Hornless Talking 
Machine of the latest 
type. Live agent* are 
making big money. 

We also carry a low- 
priced double disc Rec- 
ord o[ high quality. 
Write tor our 



07 PA Liberal disc* 
ml .311 to Aa «nt5 
▼ ■ "WW SalesboardV 




discounts 
_ _ and 
Salesboard Work- 



rsMOM 



Our No. 1H Alura 
is also a big winner. 

Price, $4.50 KU 

Paddle Wheel Men, we 
have a special line of 
"Aluras" for you at 
prices that will surprise 
you. Get our proposi- 
tion before buying other 
merchandise for 1917. 



tio» today. a ^gW«SJMrHBt' 

THE STROBEL & WILKEN CO., Sole Agents and Distributors 

61.63-65 WEST 23HO STREET, NEW YORK. 



CANDY FOR CONCESSIONAIRES 

BIO FLASHY BOXES. MUCH LARGER THAN ORDINARY PACKAGE. 




WITTY SCHMITT ft CO., 



CHICAGO. ILL. 



WRITE FOR LATEST INFORMATION 
THE SENSATIONAL WINNER 



Sugar Puff 
Waffle Machine 




WANTED FOR THE GREAT U. S. CARNIVAL COMPANY 



dtei f.lr and )i 



The Billboard 



67 



And a Ford Chassis 

(Old or New) 




Convention Announcement 

To Circus and Carnival Owners! 

We want to book 70a up for one hoar's engagement 
at our Sales Rooroa daring Convention Week tn view the 
Special Exhibition we hare arranged for that purpose. 



i promise now and prove li 
be wasted. For you will 



see for your- 
ority built In 



points of superiority 



Yoo will Me at first band why (t alone oilers the 
speediest, easiest and most economical means of re- 
ducing, your truckage and cartage expense. 

If you cannot be with us write for our booklet, 
"Making Pennies Deliver Tons." 

Commercial Truckmobile Co. 

1606 Michigan Ave. Chicago, 111. 

1RUCKMOBILE 

Biefl of Them All I 





SECTS. OF FAIRS 



WEND FOR CATALOG) 




r ^_GR^fl D E R 



CONCESSIONS FOR RENT 



JJJ MMCSU10N M» 



CHRISTY h 
To liuu 



?i^vTinie, Please 



RIGHT HOW IS THE TIME- 

IB IT CATALOGUE 
IT'S FREE SirS'» 1 iS~"— <m ""'~ , "™™'°"~""** 
SPECIAL ATTESTrbT^ WH iT^STOnTwOBKERS 

"aLtSacb sTrOSWSON 



Walter Tllllliailll laVST WlUlajn". Hmrj FrailFT. 

J Ckta>>. Mr, aM Mrs. o. W. Cbrtitr. 
n« U. B. T«t m Awnk« Co. !• MUolrs, 

TODY HAMILTON FUND 
Tb» mnmlMw onTtiar IB T <*»«« 



GREAT 
HOTCHKISS SHOWS 



Opening Mc 



1 roe, La., March 6th 



t 8, HOTCHKISS, B 



NOTICE TO MANAGERS 



1 w* riTrMrJiaaorl^prwlae^!* Tfc™ 

Mat If i lis Alf T. Flpffipf . Lonli E. 

ordeta psuatoh 



WORDAN AMUSEMENT CO. WANTS 



™ ilS SoS.'Sr)™ "and 1 Qa£ill»i'*S 



MENDELSOHN TO HAVE OWN 

mill nnm of hi, own. Tie th:<* Hi 
urn hii New OriMO. moot tut mwaio 



Wanted for the Texas Bud Combined Shows 



i/SuR £JI?Tf!*'l aa"S*t, FwvT rim 



a. 6m .77, Ft. W»rtt. Tl 



JUST SAY. -SAW IT IN THI BIILBOMS." THEY KNOW THK BUT. 



T n e Billboard 



FEBRUARY 3. 1B17. 



WANTED Opening Saturday, March 17th, Atlanta, 6a. FOR THE ROBERTS ONITED SHOWS 

Strong Pit Sh«w, also good strong Show to feature. Have good Athletic outfit; wiH furnish to strong Athletic Show; People and Music for '49, 
also g»od Plant. People. If you double brass say so. Want good man to take charge of new three- a breast Herschell-SpiUman Machine. Can 
place, legitimate Concessions of all kinds. This will be a 12-Car Show, carrying nothing but the best of everything. Following people write: 
Tom Quincy, Blackie Pate, George La Rose, Mrs. Joe Diaon and Jim Hodges. All address J. SftlLfi ROBERTS, Ham 407 SiIiij HU;., tlUTO, jj. 




■tori: n ' J ■agS^ ^y-i«Si^ Rra»f 



BERN AR Dl GREATER SHOWS 



■ho* win or»n it» mmm 



The iln will lure lfi»n nld attraction 
tret bnnrl ha* shd erjgiicea. so mat m ml 

■ Ml 



BAGMeEMR 

'Tl.pEET 

Also Sleeper8^ : ,i*arlor Cars, 
Flats and Stock Gar 

SOUTHERN IRoWtQlllPHEHTEO. 

ATLANTA, GA. 



C. CAD HILL W*# 

Disigner and Painter of Artistic 

SHOW BANNERS 

81 Hanover 5:., BOSTON, MAS3. 



WANTED— MUSICIANS 

WHEEIER BROS.' SHOWS, 



Brown's Greater Shows 

^WANTS FOR REST OF WINTER AND SEASON 1917 



MONKEYS, '"pi-Si"'' $1- to III one t 

ONE CHANT TAPIR BIGGEST CVCD „„ , 

lioWrds, 



HUGO-NICOLA AHII 



L COM PAW Y. 



Monmouth. Ill 



tte clitrca tjrpe. and^will Introd 



IIS 



NOTES FROM HOT SPRINGS 



THE WONDERLAND SHOWS, LTD. 

'■. Hew Trfrt... Jan. 27. — Leo Blran. mail 
who of^Uie^WoDcler^l Sh""*^ l«J 

ciMJng 1 Ibe^ti^ rem^iliilDf^weeh* iBThiih'- 1 " 
Stable ■PO"- iSTlSS ™'°l'al 



MRS. MYRTLE WATSON DEAD 



LAST YEAR'S BIZ I DOU BLED 



□oaring completion. and special^ □ 
HuIoil^^llSu'p^Dle 1 tiZ .no 



NEWS FROM BOSTON , 



«"s!°£. pitchmen, winnow di 



Morton. Mr. .Heine.. 



illm □■flrten, Pw Sample, 
0. TompUim tBll.nl, oflrul 
IValdorf Lunch. TO Hanorer afreet, ebat 
lb tlie (renin! njannjjer. Hiiehle HITci 



with h do j> reeelpra. ' I 
lo Colorado Charlie, raey f arme r . 
wr.ulii have been pa.lrl.bj tile teeuun 



aroloiliea lo both (entlemen. bt 



DOWNIE BA CK TO QUARTERS 

Hiree de Once, Mil.. In. 17.— Andrew 
owae.^owaer or Tena^Tlrw Itln< wild 

jid to the Pacific Coast and . hack. Ha apent 



IRONS. NOT WJTH H.W, 



concessionaires! 



ii or tat boia tan be U 



■ -Obi mi n D tT°Fcllll« "sowi, "i. 



H I>°t.:-„.rt Ibc v. 



E*JSSf ST| 



"""Ear* 



: with Ratherrorrl Shon*. 

eIS^/sew'^33f^la^^ 
o&erflte ^ rn,.. ^majotifj^ of eoaE 



Satrttgool '°W.lair™°ha.7 1 ™?\ew l °&i* 



|A GENTS 

— us -MET SELL'M i , 

JOHNSON'S 

• Knife Strop 



FOB HIE — TWO WELL TMHES DOST 



Winter. Bllj >• t Rlagar Hoiii|S 



Wanted Baggage Wagons 



The Billboard 



$ $$$$$$g$~ 
$ 
S 



9 $ 



$ $ $ Sj 



-ANNOUNCEMENT 



THE WILLIAMS STANDARD SHOWS, 



FASHION PLATE ATTRACTIONS 



THE SHOW THAT IS DIFFERENT 

Will open the season Saturday, April 21, near New York City. To Committees — Do not sign contracts before 
investigating our profit-sharing offer. To Progressive Showmen — We want new features; nothing too big. To 
Concessionaires -Every person that was with us last season made real, big money, and were all pleased with our 
methods. Ask them, not Dad. Going some last season, a 12-car show. TKjs season a 25-car show. Play big 
cities only and Canadian Fairs. EXCUSE OUR DUST. Cook house, exclusive, still open to a good man. AIT. 
Hoist len wants diving girls and talkers that have made good. Address all mail to 



RALPH FINNEY, Secretary and Treasun 



Gaiety Building, 1547 Broadway, NEW YORK 



Si S* 9> $ $ $ ■■ i $ $ $ 



To Bagin Tour 1 



hf-fnclr of tfcl» hbhh , i perf»nMa«. Walt* 



GREAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS 

THE SHOW VOU WILL EVENTUALLY JOIN. 

WANTED for 1917 Season, opening APRIL 19th, ELI 
FERIS WHEEL, PLATFORM SHOW and TEN-IN-ONE; 
also two more meritorious attractions. Will buy or lease five 
more 60-FOOT FLAT CARS; also Baggage andGiUy Wagons. 
Can place a few more legitimate CONCESSIONS. 

WRITE, WIRE, CALL our 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, 136 West 42nd St., New York City. 

JOS. H. THOITET, Gvncial Ascot. P. P. MORBNCY, Manager. 

Wanted— First-class. Operator for Parker Three-Abreast Carry-Us-All. 



Continue To Da Thrivinn Bu.inow ta 
Cuba 



Artlga. Cirra Ijbh beta OoLDf a 



Our Uusiueis if reallr wi 



SLAGLE'S PEERLESS AVIATORS 



Sute^a^d 



. . '» Syiae, ordinary flying, looping, radnz. Only colored aviator and 
licensed aviator in the world. Features for Home Comings, Fail Festivals, 
GEO. A. 5LAGLE, IJ North llth It, MiGMifeii, Miu. 



tdwSSa™ cmr wM% mini 



Klir tor Ptf o' Idj 



LaBOYTEAUX AMUSEMENT CO. 



a and pnifspiHw. Aid clatl M A»M 



WANTED — Italian Musicians for Joe Lepore Concert Band 



W. A. DEAN DIES 



WANTED FOR THE 

COSMOPOLITAN SHOWS 



IB LUXOR*. ARKANSAS. ■ 



sva. gjg--*~i=. 

LO W-LIV ED 

Th« Grrnn Slut Makt» Dastardly and 
Ccntomptibl. Attack on an Out- 



KINS BROS.' AM USEMENT CO. 



I BROS.' SHOWS 

>tD. ^a"c"or&*itn' '»] 

AUTOMATONS SHOW 

uSea t ™lH < a*lc dra«lEi*C"ril for Orc«i~, 



WANTED, FOR THE ROSE KILIAN SHOWS 



t.. aiiud contract* 1 

ID Jflmptfl Into Clnrlnnntl for 
Id left lor FIlUtHUI, Ft.. M<hK 
*H>an h . lul enKIKemeDt wn ■■ 
tLe ii-'PV * n*rrlniton G«"l B 



AT LIBERTY DE CICCO TRIO 



WANTED, FOR BOONE'S MEXICO RANCH AND CARNIVAL CONGRESS 



KEOKUK FALL CELEBRATION 



IB ftrraxmiiig iu txxjt s 



WANTED BY GREATER DIXIE SHOWS 



LEE TATE, Mgr., Alma, G.., thU «A 



iSsisSfSwif. 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS I 



MAGE FtlDDELL ILL 



DIXON IN QUARTERS 



es^a^«; 



The ^tUbuard 



FEBRUARY 3, tttT. 



WANTED 



Opening Saturday, March 17th, Atlanta, Ga. FOR THE ROBERTS UNITED SHOWS 

Pit Show, alsogood strong Show to feature. Have good Athletic outfit ; wiH 'furnish to strong Athletic Show; People and Music for '49, 
1 you double brass say so. Want good man to take charge of new three-abreast Herschell-Spillman Machine. Can 
ofal kinds. This will be a 12-Car Show, carrying nothing but the best of everything. Following people write: 
eorge LaRose. Mrs. Joe Dixon arid Jim Hodges. ' AU address J. STrllLET ROBERTS, Rim 407 ..hi, HJg., flum, Bi 



• FINA L RE PORT 

Of NrMt York Ejnqutt Commutes 



Brown's Greater Shows 




BAGMGE EL CAR 

Also Sleepers. , .Parlor Csis, 
' Flats a.d ,SljAk- ea. 

SOUTHERN IRojiitOlllfllErlT 

ATLANTA, GA. 
C. CAD HILL. » 

D^ie=er and Pointer; or Artistic 

SHOW BANNERS 

BOSTON. MASS. 



| CONCESSIONAIRES] 



Us it, .f ID. bT r « «n t» r.i^tM o'o.-.iid 
Idl, Mich.. ilttlDfr oLnraorl tlx, lobbi or ru 
Uennluga Hole! Georje Oormin. .to w tl . 



:™ D.t.Dwrt «, it. ,u. ,lo™, Tu ' 

IHISi ?="wifc ass 

qurten. Ant'ln, Ik., and will rerunJLi Iberv 



J? » 5 , V£ jrjriiai »gi Tit 



■ «m at Irat!,; m B. 



!-..< r f.n T j j-in t.: Ej:.', 
nlrtb alrlkri, baa' br*a re-j 



WANTED- MUSICIANS 

WHEELER BROS;' SHOWS. 




DOWNIE BACK TO QUARTERS 



Ids. In I'bllidripU. 
3NS NOT 



J A GJE N TS 

■(• awnr stir..*,,*;., 
JOHNSON'S 

1 Knife Strop 

Sv3 




I SALE — TWO WELL TU1HED DOBS 



Wllltd. Ill) Cents ir Ringer Knott,! 



Wanted Baggage Wagon! 



The Billboard 



-AISJIMOUKJCEIWENT- 

THE WILLIAMS STANDARD SHOWS, lid 

FASHION PLATE ATTRACTIONS 

THE SHOW THAT IS DIFFERENT 

Will open the season Saturday, April 21, near New York City. To Committees— Do not sign contracts before 
investigating our profit-sharing offer. To Progressive Showmen — We want new features; nothing too big. To 
Concessionaires Every person that was with us last season made real, big money, and were all pleased with our 
methods. Ask them, not Dad. Going some last season, a 12-car show. This season a 25-car show. Flay big 
cities only and Canadian Fairs. EXCUSE OU R DUST, Cook house, exclusive, still open to a good man. M T. 
Holstlen wants diving girls and talkers that have made good. Address all mail to 

r YORK 



RALPH FINNEY, Secretary and Treasurer, 



Gaiety Building, 1547 Broadway, I* 



3> q> q) ij> q> ij> q> q* q> g> g> ^ q> q> q> q> ^» q> q> i3> q> ij» & q» u> 



W. A. DEAN DIES 



LO W-LIV ED 

■wears,* 



GREAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS 

THE SHOW YOU WILL EVENTUALLY JOIN. 

WANTED for 1917 Season, opening APRIL 19th, ELI 
FERIS WHEEL, PLATFORM SHOW and TEN-IN-ONE; 
also two more meritorious attractions. Will buy or lease five 
more 60-FOOT FLAT CABS ; also Baggage and Gilly Wagons. 
Can place a few more legitimate CONCESSIONS. 

WRITE, WIRE, CALL our 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, 136 West 42nd St., New York City. 

JOS. H. THO NET, General Agent. F. P. MORKHCY, Manager. 

Wanted— First-class. Operator for Parker Three-Abreast Carry-TJs All, 



SLAGLE'S PEERLESS AVIATORS 

inated night flying, ordinarv flying, looping, racing. Only ec 
ngest licensed aviator in the world. Features for Home a — ■- 



LaBOYTEAUX AMUSEMENT CO. 



* CA10 USE L, MVEM-H 



WANTED — Italian Musicians for Joe Lepore Concert Band 



WANTED FOR THE 

COSMOPOLITAN SHOWS 

OPEN! LUX OR A. 



KING BROS.' AMUSEMENT CO. 

' WANT 

Merry- Go-Roan d. Fire or Ten-in-One, Spider Shaw, other Shown not conflicting. 
Hnmber of Concessiona open. Want eight-piece Band. Want Cowboys, Girls and 
Forty-Jfino GirLa, rood Agent, Program, Cont est M an, etc Address 

J JACK W. DBO Fort Vallar, Ga.. week Jan. a» 



WANTED, FOR THE ROSE KIUAN SHOWS 



AT LIBERTY — DE CICCO TRIO 
WANTED. FOR BOOHE'S MEXICO AN 



WANTED BY GREATER DIXIE SHOWS 

~~ m Carousel to Join at Offerman, Ga , week of Feb. 6 to n ; also a few 
to Concessions Only one of a kind carried. Address 

LEE TATE, Mgr., Alma, Ga., thia week. 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS I 



SANTOS Y ARTIOA8 CIRCO 



s sold out lor rcmlsbt- aad 



HEBER BROS.' SHOWS- 



AUTOMATONS SHOW 



SEEMAN WITH ADAMS 



toieTaaayt, 

S=V3C 



KEOKUK FALL CELEBRATION 



MAGE R I DO ELL ILL 



DIXON IN QUARTERS 



n<Hiwn. Thrj bin ><MM a ibinr- 



The Billboard February j. 1.17. 



LA GROU'S EXPOSITION SHOWS 

NOW BOOKING FOR SEASON OF 1917 

WANTED— Shows of real merit and Concessions with frame-ups. Can use Silo Drome, Athletic Show, Monkey 
Speedway, first-class Ten-in-One and Submarine Show and any other that is capable of getting real money. Will 
book Jumping Horse Carousselle. Had twenty-two successful weeks last season. AH Wheels open. First come first 
Berved. Would like to hear from a good, sensational Free Act and an 8-Piece Band. Will rent or buy Pullman Sleeper. 
Would be pleased to negotiate with Celebrations and Old Home Week Committeemen. Address all mail to 

TVS. PRATT, General Agent. STEVE LA GROU, Charlotte, N. Y. 



o Census. » proFBt 



LETTER LIST 



Robert*! Dorr 

■ SkBobvtt*. Cfa». 


fibtrpe. C«pt_ 


SEE: £?■ ' 
bbstsai- 


3 ti.-: i L u »*• 




ESS ^mifrrf"' 



ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

MAY 12 TO 22, 1917 



The Actors' Fund of America 

is making a supreme effort to raise {1,000,000, 
so that the work which has been carried on for 
more than thirty years may be perpetuated. 



What Will You Do To Help ? 



We need volir. 
country. 



in every part of the 

of TJ 



Write at once for instructions and data to the 
Executive Offices 

! ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

HOTEL ASTOR, NEW YORK 



sag ■ 



Btrl Of ha In. CliBB- 



in, Hum 



MA- « 




KnllliUj. Blclari WQ™. J.^B. ^ 

wis •^^a^R^^* 




vssist, 

WHjh t Harry 
Wrijbt H. W 


»»*«• 

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ee 


WhUUrjj B-^W. E. 




wiiHun. a. 1 ]!*' !«■(■! j > 'k o. 

Wllliim.. U.pl, z«m. LhIIi 

wViuS. a" b. "^SL^m, 
VITAL. CHANGES RUMORED ABOU 




FEBRUARY .3.. 1817, . 



Ttxe Billboard 



IU War Beln t Woiri en Tbcm." Pr 
FlBTHHcfc Mta baU wbo tier Mf. wbal u»» 
Hind 'or. and what tbej coattuipUte del " 



■ mooiniion !■ aad whj taw i 



"end tbtj will be (mtanlni t 



at tie W. B. A. C,, at«t«d tint rtpmtnUBH, 



AT LIBERTY 

PAR* OB^HEAm_M«H«GEB 



^Tuluiiid String Bin At Liberty 

SlPH »UnTlN™ : >l3°Si B 6 " N4° l S>>2=."L£ 



r Italian Band At Liberty 



BASS PLAYER WANTED 

Te> Optn F.b 5th 



WANTED QUICK g™ 5 "^J 1 ^ 



m 1 ^?!*J^ D ~ B h AND c ^£ OPLe ■ 



Wanted for Zarra's Greater Monarch Shows 



z mat _ 
i >B «av .tJstf.as KSMSi « 



WAMTED— * »DCSHOWJMAN AS PARTNER 

MATtSri CHANDRA GHOSH, 



THE SMITH GREATER SHOWS 



(THE SHOW THAT RAISED THE STANDARD.) 

SEASON OPENS FEBRUARY 26TH. 



r high-class Show. Can place the ft 



Cigarette Shooting Gallery, Photo Gallery, Spot Joint,'cane Saek^ Clottwa-Pifi Joint; 

J "ickeT|Ja^andPaliiiisti7. Address THE SMITH GREATER SHOWS, 



Candy i 
BaaS-t, 



Wanted One Good Feature Act for 10-in- 1 Show 



WANTED- ATTRACTIVE GIRL TO HANDLE SNAKES 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS j 



id atwiDKir refine ta i™ Mai otatt 



■ TajtiBbir/ jiaoan- 23. » 



■ nay ft™ ten to flfty 



,r* .objected to Innlt. Improper P™!"!'-.'* 
, n ,ltr™elen br.eome fool-minded ™..fr. wbo 



M tba W. B. A, rj. 



FIRE DESTROYS GRAND O. H. AND 
LYRIC THEATER IN PITTSBURQ- 
(ContiaBed fm pace »> 
or* taV'tji rrj"llVrSa^. 



JH DaUdlDC We D»Lb I 
elj reconstrneted, hot Id 
i Incident to 1U partial 



Will Have Retrial in February 



Sate* !»"taia%ieaMTnI^ii;"^Tb?'"tri 
H e.l*etW lo be Held In February, and La- 



■rent to -Ha boardlni honse and reported tad 



CarapbeU-i. H. W-, 1 



— JiShh 24^Eario! 
I, Boi £., Plnic 

JS^Id h °si;W:'^Soa?0^, = I^V. 
W«a«t Co.: Zebtdoo, C, 2»- 
Uor*"*' Harrlaaton Hbowa: Atlanta. Oa.. 90- 

Lard A V.™™ Uailcal Comedy: Bailer. Pa., In. 

"few- ■ »— « 

CoaTed, Co.: «M, HI*. 29-rw. 3. 
niter Band: Wlaalon-Saleni. B. C. 



Palestine.' Tea.. 28-Tfb. 3. 
meat. Co.: BMldale, Tea.. 



Tin cttnti't «i wuu «ntim« viiiii 



WANTED — TO JOIN ON WIRE 

BAND ACTORS 



WANTED, SONG III DANCE SKETCH TEAK 

II ■*T«T^*'"-* ,! * a™ 



Wanted Glf'f^ 

WANTED, SOOD SKETCH JJ^"" 



jj^g!l^'^'?*p\.Sani. iwi 



LADY MUSICIANS 



MUSICIIIS WAITED S^f i 



THE BILLBOARD 



CIRCUS SALE 



The entire stock and equipment of one of the 
best outfitted 25-car shows operating last year, 

" ; of: ' t. "•' . : '• , 



TENTS ... • TRAIN 

- H^SSJS^i J° p 1 Hf"! "^f Private car; privilege car; advance ear; two deepen j 

Wto<round top vnth 4 30-foot center pieces. elephant car; sti stock care and ten Sat cam. ' 

60-foot round top with 1 30-foot center piece. • ,~— — - f 

1 top 20 feet x 30 feet. . 

1 top 20 feet x 20 feet. r»A«~/>»«T eTnrr 

1 top 40 feet x 80 feet ... BAGGAGE STOCK 

m d^co^ete^Saide^!P^ 6theBeaS °° touSg^ '** 

\\r A r-nwc ' Three 8-horse teams. 

WJWsWia • ' ' Eight 6-horee teams. 

Ticket wagons; band wagons; tableau wagons ; cage.; . _ . '^0^1^- _ TTro4-horse teams. - 

wagons; cook-house wagons; baggage wagons; canvas t. Four 2-horee teams, 

wagons; seat* wagona ; steam calliope in excellent coridi- Average weight of horses, 1,500 pounds, 
tion, etc. . 

HARNESS ARENA STOCK * " 

Eighty-eight (88) sets of hamees; 19 riamg saddles; ,„„ . ., _*\ 

21 canvas mangers; 30 sets lead bars; 10 body poles; .My (50) head arena stock, 

^hobbtaandndscelUneous fas o, stabfe ea.«ip- MeS 

young and travel seasoned. 




through the Blue' Grass Country 




SEATS 

■■: ■ 8 lengths of grand stand seats, 8-tier, complete with ohaini, etc. 

- . 10 lengths reserved seats, 8-tier, complete. ' 

20 lengths blue seats, 12-tier, complete. - . . . . . " 

Abo, miscellaneous lot of dining room seats, tables, etc. 

{ ..-ANIMALS 

FIVE (5) FULL GROWN ELEPHANTS, all young, in excellent shape and good dispomtions. These animate 
do one of the best and fastest acts in the country. They also could be made to do a double act. Can be worked 
by a lady. : 

One (1) young male lion. : 
MISCELLANEOUS 

Parade flags, plumes, sledges, grubbers, shovels, small tools, blankets, sheets, pillows; pillow cases, train checks, 
,, pull-up and hook ropes, Windhorst, Bolte & Weyer and Milburn carbide fights and a miiicelkuieous 
of blocks, ropes, etc. Cooking utensils, all kinds of dishes, pots, pans, etc., necessary for above out- 
large quantity of hthographed paper, special and stock, which can easily be changed to fit any title; 
it for country routes, etc. 

THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD AS A WHOLE OR IN LOTS. 

TERMS, CASH, F. O. B. SHIPPING POINT. 

For inventory and detailed information, addrcea 

Letter, of a private nature for Mr. HotcMn.cn, addre. FRED. B. HUTCHINSON, 

104011^SL,Pafkeribnn.,W:Va. No . L„ Bulldta* Baltimore, H«,Ua<, 



N.S.E. 
FEBRUARY IO.I9I7 



PRICE 15 CEN TS 
76 PAGES] 




IT KEEPS THE SHOW WORLD POSTED 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY lO, 1917 




r c>4 Proclamation by the President. 

By the authority vested in me as president of the Showmen's League of 
America, I hereby proclaim Tuesday, the 20th day of February, A. D. 1917, a legal 
holiday for all out-door showmen of these United States of America and propose that 
all loyal citizens* of the showmen's clan band together in Chicago on that date for 
the purpose of participating in the most important event pertaining to Showdom in 
our national history, given under the auspices of the world's greatest Outdoor 
Showmen's organization, i. e. 

THE SHOWMEN'S LEAGUE 0£ AMERICA 

Third Annual Banquet and Ball 

GOLD ROOM. CONGRESS HOTEL, CHICAGO 

Tuesday Evening, February 20th, 1917 

This date has been selected by the Executive Committee as most suitable 
because of its happy adaptability to the calendars of the Fair Secretaries, The 
American Trotting Association, Coma and the Outdoor Showmen of the World. 
All of those in attendance at the various conventions being held in Chicago during 
the week of February the 18th are cordially invited with their iamilies and their 
friends, to be present on this occasion. I further earnestly solicit the heartiest co- 
operation on the part of all members of the Showmen's League of America in making 
the Third Annual Banquet and Ball, not only the greatest event of its kind in the 
history of Showdom, but also the most enjoyable and truly profitable to all in at- 

John B. Warren, President, 
THE SHOWMEN'S LEAGUE OF AMERICA. 




Steva A. Woods. 
Fred. Clarke. 



Frank L. Albert. 



ttdtr. P. Neumann. *PreaBar*r. 



Chm. DufBeld. 



Edw. F. CarrtltherB. 




SEE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF BACK COVER FOR FURTHER*PARTICULARS. 



bo a. X. Boda*. 



i h : > : ,j t,y !: j ijjsvp il^aMiy K ■ ' J '■ 




FEBRUARY 10, 1B17. 



The Billboard 



3 



HARRY WEBER 

PRESENTS 




AND CO. 



IN 

THE FLASH DRAMA 

THE YOUNG MRS. STANFORD" 

Written and Directed by Edward 



Retained by Popular Demand for the Second Week at 

B. F. KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE 



As a novelty idea for Vaudeville this act has no competitor. 

—JACK, in The Billboard. 



4 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



You SliVt VI Oil*'} 



STEEL 
FUMITUSE 
COMPANY 

Gr. „d Rapid.. Mlah . 



EDISON MACHINE 

$75.00 



SCENERY 



SOSMAN AND LANDIS 



NEW DROPS, $10.00 



VELVET QBOPS CS feg J&^xr s 



THE 60LD SCREEN 

S.T ZSrfW&S'G SSSk "SUB 



TROMBONE and VIOLA 



TROMBONE. B . A O. 

SwSfclt " """" W1 ' j "" t: a * 



AT L I BE R T Y—^B"^' 



SE^Js^^lUgM^raUS, IOUST. 1111 C0U1U 



ATJJBERTY 



AT LIBERTY 



FOR SALE CHEAP ^1 



TOCK SCENIC ARTIST 

GEO. 'f.'IbElTj S. 



Wan! To Place for Coming Season 
PARKER THREE-ABREAST 
CARRY-US-ALL 

Last three seasons with World at Home 
Shows- Address CHAS. BERKELL. 
737 East 14th St., Danenport, Ioi 



SP«RMI«T!K'.'ia 



Money Talks! 



^•"^T^ 1 OPERA HOUSE OIREGTORY 



Lady Musicians Wanted 

For rhe LADIES' BAND With GENTRY BROS.' FAMOUS SHOWS 



MotiB Imbbs— Paint Your Own Signs— Decorate Your Own Theatres 



MUSICIANS WANTED, on all instruments, lor MclNTOSI'S BAND, with 
S. W. BRUNDAGE SHOWS 

SHow opms Feb. 16. Address WH, Q. McIHTOSH, Sand Master, 510 E. Douglas, 
Wichita, Kansas, until Feb. 15; then Boa 11 17, Austin, Texas. 



Waited ^"Zarrgrs UjllijiijH^ 



WANTED— PIANO PLAYER 



TROMBONE lor Tab. Sba« ^ 



COLUMBUS AMUSEMENT EXCHANGE 



Book Today %T Roy Gray Mighty Midway 

Shows concessions bands and free acts. Senaon of 35 weeks. Open Indianapolis 
: April 21 



I WANTED FOR TABLOID MUSICAL COMEDIES 

Producers, Straight Men, Comedians, Chorus Girls, Union Piano Players. Long ei 
Esgemeot to good people- Tell all first letter, ready to join on wire. Lud Allen, E 
Lowery, Marshall Pruett, wire. HYATT A LENORE, 



WANTED QUICK!! 



Tuba Flayer, B. and O. 



Top Tenor Sinner 



U/ANTm m STOCK, BURLESQUE AND MUSICAL 
WHH I C.U COMEDY PRODUCERS 

Comedians, Primma Donnas, Soubrettes and Chorus Girls. 
Write, wire, phone H. R. AMUSEMENT CO., 443 Summit 
St., Toledo, Ohio 



WANTED 

For Crestview Spring Festival and Home Coming, 
Crestview, Florida, March 2d and 3d 

spot that no show has ever played belore. Small town with lota of jack to spend. 
Address BILLY CARIMTHi/RS, Milton or Crestview, Florida. 



NOTICE- 



SHEETWR1TERS, PAPERMEN, PRE* 
MtUM BUYERS, SALES BOARD 
OPERATORS 




MUSICIANS WANTED 

For Jones Bros.* 2-Gar Circus 

Trap Drummer, Trombone, Clarinet a. 
SMITH, 37 Llnnie Ave., Venice, CaL* 



ORIENTAL dancing GIRL 



ft*. — J^r— " injSi'm'f 



Violinist Wanted 



?J5 



IwANT 



Wanted, Two Experi- 
enced Chorus Girls 

or sister team. Wire quick and 
state all. JACK LORD, New But- 
ler Theatre, Butler, Pa. 



WANTED- MED. PEOPLE 



Wanted for 
Georgia Smart Set Minstrels 



(THE BlLLBOARDj 




IS 



INDISPENSABLE TO THE PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER AND ALLIED INTERESTS. 



HUGH WARD OFF 
FOR AUSTRALIA 
WIRESBOOKINGS 
MADE IN U. S. 



Sailed From Frisco January 31 
on the Sonoma 



CHAS. 0. BAUMANN 



Boat Is Held 24 Hours Be 
cause Snow Blocks Train 



Exclusive News of Bookings Is 
Received by Billboard 



While Mr. Warfl was en route I 
New York to San Francisco to take the 
boat a severe snowstorm descender 
-Pacific Railway, 



predicament to the Oceanic S. e. Com- 
pany and the tatter held the boat 
twenty-four hours (or him. when he 
finally made It a small satchel was his 
entire complement, as tar as baggage 
of his lug- 



ECtlOD. 



? har- 



bor Mr. Ward wired The Billboard a 
list of the bookings he has made. The 
leleKram was brought ashore by the 
pilot and Is the first and only an- 
nouncement of his plans given out by 

Kathleen Macdonnell and Charles 
Waldron. heading one company in 
Daddy Long-Legs and a repertoire of 



17. 



heading 

Gracious, Annanelle. The Marriage or 
Kitty and several other plays. 

will sail from San Francisco May IB. 
In addition to Grumpy Mr. Maude wilt 
give The Great Lover to Australia. 

Other plays Becnred by Mr. Ward 
while here and which Australians and 
Hew Zealanders will have the pleasure 
of witnessing during the coming sea- 
eon, which opens shortly In the antipo- 
des, are Cenary Collage. You're in 
Love. The 13th Chair. Nothing; But the 
Truth. The Silent Witness. Cnptain 
Kidd, Jr.: Cheating Cheaters. The 
Great Lover and The Cinderella Man. 

And that by no means completes the 
list, for the rights for seven more 




BAUMANN SELLS 
HIS TRIANGLE 
AND ALL OTHER 
FILM HOLDINGS 



Intends To Remain Ont of 
Industry One Year 



Keasel and Brother Remain in 



Change Presents New Situa- 
tion for Doug. Fairbanks 



lew York, Feb. 



by Adam Hesse) 



111 assume the form or a vacation, 
jcordlng to the statement of Mr. 
essel Mr. Baumann will be entirely 
it of the motion picture business for 

"The relations between Mr. Bau- 
ann and myself are as cordial as 
isslble." said Mr. Hesse). "Mr. Bau- 



CONEY ISLAND 
MAY GET BOARD 
WALK AND NEW 
PARK AFTER ALL 



Subjects Are Discussed at Big 
Oldtime "Town Meeting 1 



Would Assess Property Own- 
ers for Cost of Improvements 



Which Is the Only Obstacle in 
Way of Proposed Walk 



unanimous for a n 



r boardwalk. Bo- 



"Town Meeting" in Louis Staunch's 
Pavilion to talk over the proposed Im- 
provement and also a proposed big 
new recreation park. The only ob- 
stacle that stands In the way la the 

s of property between Surf 
d the ocean will be assessed 
, which will be approit- 



urged to adopt the petition for a 
boardwalk, with a suggestion that the 
city say a part of the cost. 

Sam H. Gum per tz acted as chair- 
man. President Pounds opened the 
meeting, after which he stated that the 
boardwalk proposition had been re- 
vived after having lain dormant for 
several years. He pointed out that In- 
creased transient facilities were being 
completed and the crowds visiting 
Coney would be greater than 



e proposed plan were In favor of it, 
te property owner objected to the 
:al assessment plan. Be was 
Larles Heaney. of Heaney & McCot- 



n keeping It in repair. AH 
>n to the proposed 



-bjec 



from the West End. 
Although It was explained by Charles 
R. Ward, chief engineer of the Topo- 
graphical Bureau, who drew the plans 
for the boardwalk, they would gain 
more land by the erection of Jetties 

Heal. In the 'a 



OLIVER M0R0SC0 




MOROSCO'SNEW 
METROPOLITAN 
THEATER OPENS 
AUSPICIOUSLY 



Professionals and Newspaper- 
men See Dress Rehearsal 



Canary Cottage and Like 
the Show Immensely 




New York, Feb. E. — The i 
osco Theater In Forty-fifth street, Jusf 
*est of Broadway, was formally 
opened last night with a dress reh ears- 



It was an Invitation affair ana 
brought together a houseful, of news- 
paper and professional people, prob- 
ably as critical, exacting and difficult 
assembled Ia< 



show B 



t I: oft 



of th» 

-Spangled Banner from the orchea- 
pit the audience leaped to Its feet 
and remained standing and cheering 
" until the national air was 
loueh much favorable re- 
port had preceded the attraction and' 



e good. It Is is 



This Issue of The Billboard is 40,000 Copies 



6 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



FIGHT AGAINST N. Y. TICKET 
SPECULA TORS ON IN EARNEST 

Charles Dillingham and Flo Ziegfeld Fire First 
Gun by Having Box Office Price Printed on 
Back of Tickets— Theodore Liebler, Jr., 
Also Advances Scheme 



new play, the first he has written since 

known. The title Of the production la 
The Iron Cross, and Edith Randolph, 

The Weavers, will have an lmpor- 
it part. The piece Is sponsored by 
The Mornings Ida Players, and will be 
shown In New York within a fortnight. 



on in earnest. The opening gun id 
the flght was fired this week by Messrs. 
Zlecfold tt Dillingham, nn pagers of 
the Century Theater and the Century 
Root, which la now known as the Co- 



sta public opinion -rf ""* the exorbi- 
tant price* that are now being charged 
by speculators for tickets to current 
attractions, especially the midnight 



Sign With Shnborta 



Appear In. New Winter Garden Show 



the new show opening; this spring at 
the Winter Garden. Was Franklin Is 
already busy writing (be lyrics. 




NEW PLAYS 

The Wanderer 

J, *ptMsrM DE ? E uirM «cu" ! ^™)laoric» ri ™! 

lamstli, [rom Il« Oenaill at WUtllm 

m r eiahan aZ arf r?!SSJd'i5"Eui 0 rt 
O — t ail ana Oast (m the flrat lima la 

i~h ^EnSlTS'* 

!mt. ::: : Jua 5 K° S 

Ala ..^V^Y^Y.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.VU^i'^nalap^ 
QMspa ' '. iffi™ rrrt f'Srt™ 
;.iiiiia*':'.'.'.:"'.!"!i;'.!!'."ikV^]r ffltfira't* 
g*n*J - • ■■ - -* - - ■ SJSJ*,^,"* 1 * 

BrST?! . .'.V. V. V.V.V.V.". ". ■.V.V.VlJea«t K DraS;S 
it Waller Uinta 

*a=s sss 

New York. Feb. a.— The production 
• The Wanderer was made Thursday 
•enlng- at the Manhattan Opera 
ouse in the presence of a represen- 
tative and distinguished first-ntght 
audience that filled the Immense audi- 
torium from the pit to the dome. 
There Is every Indication that Wm. 
Illott, F. Ray Comsiock and Morris 
Geat have scored another race™, one 
if the greatest of the past decade. In 
he presentation of this spectacle. The 
art In every way was worthy and well 
lelected to portray the various parts. 
The flrat honors must go to the vet- 
eran actor. James O'Neill, who roee to 
majestic heights as the eld father, 
~sese. of the prodigal son. Bis fine, 
sonant voice penetrated every part 
f the vast auditorium. 
That magnificent actress. Nance 
71611. was artlstle aa the mother, end 

Great Divide Revival 

New York, Feb. I. — -ft 1> definitely 
announced that Henry Milter will re- 
vive The Great Divide at the Lyceum 
Theater neit Wednesday. Gladys Han- 
son will act the rote originally occu- 
pied by Margaret Anglln. while others 
fn the cast Include Alice Llndahl. IJs- 
xie Hudson Collier. Byron Beasley, 



John l,ockett and Robert B. Kegerrels. 



New York, Feb. S.— Margaret Brain- 
ard. leading woman for William Col- 
lier In Nothing 



Pacific Coast In 
the spring, and 
the marriage 
will take place 
next July upon 



Miss Bralnard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1B17. 



The Billboard 



7 




Washington Square Players 



Pros and Prosper In the Evolution 

The Washington Square Players, 
New York, up to this season a bunch 
of authors, artists and amateur actors, 
■ra no longer amateurs. They are not 
professionals either, though in some- 
yes, many — respects their work li 
above the standard required upon the 



The bursar la no longer a meek, 
timid. Ingratiating and placating soul. 
On the contrary he la a cold, challeng- 
ing, truculent person, almost as genial 



The Play or, have tasted of It and 
want more. In no other way can they 
Justify their long retention of Another 
Way Out- It Is a drawing card that 
flits the house. It pulls like a ponce 
raid on an assignation house and for 

t Is Just cheap 



Artistically, however. 



It IE Is one of the new and Important 
works that but for the Washington 
Square Players would not have se- 
cured production, and they perpetrate 
many more like It, they will havo to 
be reminds* that there are limits to 
which even the strife for realism may 
be carried. 

It would be awkward, for instance. 
If Ihe Health Department should feel 
compelled to ornament the curtain of 
the Comedy with a algn — a sign read- 
ing "Commit no nulsanee here." 



Paul G union in The Pawn 



idli >■ 



Joseph Noel. The play will be placed 
in rehearsal tomorrow by Frank 

Another late addition to the cast 
The Pawn Is Lowell Sherman, w: 
will also have a leading role. 



A r lis 9 February 26 

New York. Feb. 4. — Qeorge A 
the well-known star of Messrs. Klaw 
& Erlanger and Qeorge C. Tyler, will 
be the next attraction at the Knicker- 
bocker Theater week of February 28, 
following David War fie Id's engage- 
ment. This time Mr. Arllas will be 
seen In The Professor's Love S 
made so papular here some years 
by the lale B, S. Wlllard. 



Cosmopolitan's Season 



Now Tork, Feb. 



— Beginning nsr 
in the Cosntopoll' 
ly will give a seasoi 

.. the Garden Theatel 

Square Harden. Among 
- be Mme. Marts 



UP AND DOWN BROADWAY 



wit 



i WILLIAM W. RANDALL 



rntrodden, and often ridiculed chorus girl, Is about to come Into her 
he plans of Messrs. Charles Dillingham and Ftorenz Zlegfeld are — 
rhese two well-known managers are the managers of the now sue. 
ury Theater. In other words these Broadway managers are i 
r a chorus girls' club at the Century Theater. As It is aald the pro. 
i ot the Century Theater will be of such a nature to pravei ■ - 
tour, It Is the desire of the management to make the! 
int as comfortable as they can. Hence the plan of equipping a suite of 
mi. with all modern conveniences, for the exclusive uae of the young 
n The Century Girl and succeeding attractions. 



"Why should the conveniences in a theater be confined to the principals 
said Mr. Zlegfeld when Interviewed on the subject. "With the many rooms 
the Century at our disposal Mr. Dillingham and I are more than glad to ma! 
the young ladles comfortable In a suite of their own. Many of then live In 
the country or have a part menu far up town, so that the time betweei " 
hearsale and the night performances, or between matinee and night, Is r 
too short to permit a trip home and back. Now they will not have to leave the 
theater even for dinner if they do not wish to." 



It was not such a long time ago, in fact only li 
was made that the Knickerbocker Theater was 
street on Broadway to draw the crowds that it 
ment of David Warfleld dispels any feeling or si 
revival of The Music Master is gi 1 
lion In the si 
nouueed, 




said the other day: "From the time we laid The Muilc 
we revived It last fall there was an Insistent demand for it. 

s of Inquiry about and requests for lis 
vlval and the solicitation of personal frlende. Last spring we produced Van 
r Decken In Chicago, a beautiful, fanciful play, nut the public was not li - 



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The 13th Chair 

A Sensation on Broadway 

New York, Feb. 3.— The 13th Chair, 
Bayard Velllar, who Is also re- 
el risible for Within the Law, is prov- 



«ne In which Max- 
enter of In- 
Unce the opening of the play 
- Tork theater-going publla 



act is shown by the fact that when the 
curtain In rung down not more than 
half a doien people leave their seats 
during the Intermission, but remain 
and discuss the remarkable mystery 
trder. which look place with the 
ge In utter darkness, and try to rea- 
■ out who committed the deed. Wm. 
lette confeeaes that he was beaten 

ten the proposition was put up to 

him Just before the disclosure la made 
near the end of the third act. 
Thursday afternoon one of the most 
continent physicians of Bellevue H ca- 
pital attended the play for the purpoia 
of studying the character work of 
Margaret Wycherly In her part ai 



lay the physician paid It 
• a remarkable tribute. 
There Is no doubt that 



t the close of the 



part made up of the serious thinking 



May Bevive Merry Widow 



9 w York, Feb. 4.— Henry W. Sav- 
who has been cruising In Florida 
waters on board his yacht, the Do- 
i. Is scheduled to return to Broad- 
tomorrow. It Is reported that he i 
i plan under way to revive hla fa- 
moua light opera. The Merry Widow, 
■with an all-star cast. It hns not been 
learned whether the revival will take 



5 this s 



It is also 



Incidentally Mr. and Mrs. Charles 



Trie Bill 



/f" NOT FOR THE BIG TjME^NroYCTTO^J^TIME ■ BOT^TOEj^I^ ALL THE TIME, 



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WHITE RATS IN CHICAGO 

ASK F EDERAL C OURT'S AID 

They Declare Vaudeville Is a Trust Interfering 
With Rights of Working Men— Crisis 
Or the End Is Said To Be 
Three Weeks Distant 



and characteristic Instrument* In the 
ensemble gives the music of the or- 
ganization a peculiar and distinctive 
flavor that, it Is believed, wilt create a 
vnpue for the organization aueh as it 
;nJoyed abroad. The leader, de 



had been returned unopened. I] 
. address to stage hands and musli 
he pleaded 



strike, but for God's sake don't work 
under police protection If the actors 
picketing outside the stage door are 

the White Hats followed him. and said 
In part: 'The vaudeville game la a 



a of being hasty 



three weeks before we strike and 
strike bard." 

On the other hand BIrnes, of the 
White Rats, is credited with saying 
that the strike proposition Es off for 
all time, and boasting of something 
greater that la being; set In action. 

Today at 4 p.m. & representative of 



toroey dyne. 



us managers' con 
Federal officers- Both a 



r McCarry-H act. The Oardc 
I, while playing the Sou then 
m theaters, has led to Its beii-T 



Flying Mayos Sailing 



Mayos for a few months at least, as 
they sail on the s. S. Niagara from 
Vancouver. B. C., next week to ' 



AtweU Has Relapse 



BeHexue Hospital for soi 
had a relapse, and will 
dergn another operation 

Hail, fiia w-.t*. j. »::h hii 



if action, that Is, prohibiting acts 
looking through Marioelll and Fisher 
rum playing their time they admitted 
i violation of the seventh section of 
he Sherman act by oontrolllng all 
Irst-class performers and preventing 
.he public from witnessing acta and 
(Contlnoed SB pan *») 



Tajao 
individual, i 



by Jes. W. Btern. and his 
s will constitute the 
: of the programs to he 



The orchestra conies here In re- 
sponse to the Invitation of Las Nove- 
dades, a Latin- 



L. L O. H. T. S. Meeting 



STRIKE STUFF IS OFF 

There will be | 
worthy of the nam< 

The stuff la off Indefinitely — perhaps for all 1 

William Morris' defection finished one of the few remaining hopes 
that Mountford entertained, and Chicago labor leaders decided to In- 
vestigate the allegations and misrepresentations carefully before they 
leaped Into a fight. That finished the balance of the reeds that the 



leaders found that the 



The Chicago labor 
union In feeling or sentiment. 

They found, furthermore, that the W. H. A. TJ. was not a unlo: 
within the meaning of the term as it is understood among labor met 
and that its standing In. though chartered by the A. F. of L., was no 



Casey and Morris Combine 



the Putnam Building, Broadway and 
Forty-fifth street. 

The arrangements were consum- 
mated last Wednesday, and white Mr. 
Casey Bin be able to devote more time 
to the management of the V. M. F. A.. 

manager under the new arrangement, 
ha will still give his personal atten- 
tion to many details of the new firm. 

pheum Circuits and It will be the Drat 
time he has enjoyed the privltege of 



rrls booked i 



f the 



Ccl!h 



vaudeville gam*. 

, Pat Casey's agency Is known from 
Coast to Coast, he having taken 
charge of the settlement of affairs 



likelihood of tha 



up. but there Is Iltl 
theatrical firm nev 
the U. B. O. again. 

Mr. Casey has given 



nesTfor" h lsmlt S^asan^'lii'ta'T 
ognlzed as one of tho best Inform 



Gertrude Hoffman 

Rack to Vaudeville Stage 



have been a li 



Revoke Strand Roof License 



New York. Feb. 3 



Don Miguel de Tajada 



n Diego, and previously a 



the clubhouse be reopened on or about 
May l, and a sum of money was sel 
aside for a bathing beach and bulk- 
committees reported progress. Among 
those present were Ernest Stanton, 
Harry Ellis. Leo Carrlllio. George Mor- 
ton Levy. Jock Drucker. Harry Breen, 
Samuel Tauber. Norman Manwaring, 
Harry Ellsworth, Frank Bradley, Phil 
Fisher, Sonny Barkos, G. E. Bern, Al- 
bert Von Tllzer. Walter Bradley. Goo. 



New York, Feb. S - 
aae 19. daughter of 
the comedy team, Sylvester and Jones, 

apartments In West One Hundred and 
Seventh street Thursday. The body 
of her suitor. Thomas Pav~ - - - 
found beside hers. Both wi 
and It is the belief of the police the 
killed the girl and then 
SZ-callber revolver 
lay Between their bodies. 

The funeral was held this morning, 
and the remains Interred In Calvary 



shot himself. 



Cross and Josephine 

New York. Feb. S.— Wellington 
Cross and Lois Josephine, who have 
been the features of Go To It for sev- 
eral months, open on tha Orpheum 



New Tort, Feb. I— E. F. Albee, 
head of the U. B. O. and the Kelt* 
Circuit. Is leaving New York today for 
Palm Beach. Fla., for a six weeks' rest 



Newark. N. J., Feb. 1.— Carrie Da- 
Mar has scored a hit here this week la 
dsn comedy sketch, A Girl of Today, 
which is probably the best vehicle in 



Takes Twenty- Year Lease 



Providence. B. t, Feb. ».— 
Westminster-Union Corporation 
New York has leased the old K 
Theater property In this city fi 
term of twenty years. In the 1 
Is a clause which provides that 
house must be devoted for at I 
twenty-five weeks each 



theatrical pro- 
Ing constructed here, and la expectaS 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



Xtie Billboard 



Vaudeville Reviews By Special Wire 



Keith's Royal, New York 



mi 



Colonial, New York 



luDflit jour ImU" Dnrini LnrtnuLHln 1 



Titc Topmost H»r\sJ- 

^PALACE 

Here Genius not Pirtfi ^your I^nk Insures 




Fourteen mlnuiea. In three; special 
and Betty Wheeler 
Bert's dancing 



_ the only thing worth while In the 

The pair had done much better on their previous visit, but alter thia after- 
noon's performance It was rumored that the; would be out of the bill and 
that Marshall Montgomery will hold this spot. Nineteen minutes, In one-, two 

No. 4 — Emily Ann Wellman and Company, second wets, id num 
Stanford, by Edward Eisner. Vaudeville la quite fortunate In securing Miss 
' " " er wonderful cost. Including Harry Hayflen. Robert Hyman. 
Winifred Burk and Thomas Tempest. The 




No. 5— Willie Weston pat over one of the biggest 
hits the Palace has staged in many a day, due to bis 
remarkable entertaining qualifications. He sang, told 
jokes and recited in a manner that brought forth thun- 
derous applause. The audience could not get enough 
of his brilliant material and pleasing personality. 
Twent-one minutes, in one; six hows; encore. 




INTERMISSION 

No. T — Mile. Dazle. presented by Herbert Brenon In the pantomime 
bullet, the Garden of Punchinello. The staging ol this new act could be 
easily improved upon, aa not one of the five scenes left a favorable im- 
pression. Dazle. undoubtedly, la a remarkable dancer, and that la about all 
then is to the feature. If It were not for Bartik'a excellent Instruction the 
act would have been commonplace. Twenty-four minutes; four bown and 
floral tributes, one of which was a horseshoe ten feet high. 

No. 8 — Jack Norworth Interested all with his comedy songs and pleas- 
ing personality. Ho was attired In evening drear 

fully. In one of his numbers he employs a plant, 
and does some cross-fire gage that were enjoyed. 

sons; delivery and a showman ol real ability. Twenty-all 

James Byrnes at the piano: three bows. 

No. S — Fourth Episode of Patrla, featuring Mrs. Vernon Castle. 
Length of show, three hours and thirty mlnuiea. Good business. — JACK. 



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A NEW SONG OF THE "OLDEN DAYS" 



"IN THE SWEET LONG AGO 

Tho best guarantee we can give la that this song was written by the writers of "mere's a Quaker Down fa Qrukertown" 

AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION 

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LATEST HIT 

"THE HONOLULU HICKI BOOLA BOO" 

Wards by LEW BROWN and CHAS. McCARRON 

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to it. So will you when you hear it. It's a knockout. 

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AIH. Freeland and Anita Fret-land 



ED NUTT SUFFERS 

BIG LOSS IN FIRE 

Practically Entire Outfit of 
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Destroyed at Lafayette, 
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WARD & DELMAR COMPANY 



I Word. :. neetlaa- -^1. fair » 



WANTED iL^pi 

b^BH THE FOUR JTIIEl INEITR 



MELVILLE- HE ASTON PLAYER 8 



Wanted To Join on 



.. DM. ™ Ftt. It j 



FEBRUARY 10, 1S17. 


The Billboard 


10 


HDramatic Stocki 


AMERICAN ACADEMY 
OF DRAMATIC ARTS 

J The Standard Institution V 
K of Dnraatic Education J 

Connected with Charles Froh man a 
Empire Theatre and Companies 

Room 17! Came C i- Hall. New York 


OPERA PLAYERS OPEN- 
IN KANSAS CITY, MO. 

The Firefly Is Opening Bill, 
With Emma Trentini in the 


the leading nlo»Viln n 'lbc ll a«nUiec I o aiotfSJ 
ACADEMY PUPILS IN TWO PLAYS 
Friday. January 2*. ml Iba George Jl. Cnh.n 


lea np Uh profagdobi] slase for bar life «ork. 
•jlrable, it wij lloartctli Hopper, bi Mt». 


Leading Role— Red Widow 
the Bill Next Week 


Taralor tar > number ar tbe puplla of Iba Am,r- 
peired ac a public . performance of ipcclaUr lu- 


CLOSES IN BIRMINGHAM 
Aajtln JL± ^tX mmf, aaatar 'iho™ .ai^'rnant 


W. S. HURLEY 

lEADS.^MEAVltS AHO OISECT^ ^ 


Kinui City, Mo, Feb. 3.— Tbe Optra P la yen, 


Flllb Comunidoicnl. wltb Ihli . calt: Bob 
Nelly liuontiln. Eatber Belle Wheeler.' Heme— 


of Ira Jlartla. attar nloilr< alah. weak, at 

the Br.1 Tallin la thl. rttj. closed the en- 


NONA NUTT 


■tlMW Hook In tbh> duMmnm. 
Lhirln II. Jonea. until recently "lib Henri 


London. England. Tbne— The preaent. 
.til faar at Ituw pupil arttaa awiullt"! tfci-m. 




ROr E VAN TUVL 

w< iU¥£jlll.e - £ »B. Fl M t.^ FIATHI EMt^BJv ^ 


In M* York, will direct nil praduc 
lion and Mil Flabaiuller will direct tbe music. 
RmmA Trtntlnl will ploy rlie leading rolee. sap. 


Tbe otlt Mil, Otmh StacklDia. (onnttlr 
pHird to Uamirrl AaallB, ■ toa,a.l r In lb.« 
•til bT A. E. W. Mawa, wak portra r »a »iti> 


TH OUGHT SHE WAS TOO YOUNG 
fartlll lad.. Feb. !.— The perfonoanee of 


FOUR SHOWS A WEEK 


lia*|iblnc Imlloli. J. Bamblrd Duttj ul Juuu 


Wllllaai Puiaay. Mora laakaMl Cob™.! Smith, 
DlllHl 0. AmlrnnD: Kabetl T.ntr, Hlthird Ab- 


aW ■aWt" irtaaa m^RaM pSS^twS loand 


For Emma Bunting in San Antonio 

3in Antonio, 'Tel., Feb. 3.— The Bmmi Buari 
las Stock Compaor. nader the maoaaeaseDt of 
Sim C. Ulllar, wbleb recently moved from tbo 




I A WORTHY DRAMATIC SCHOOL OF ACTING 


Grand Open Home to the Uajeallc Theater, li 


STOCK AT THE ELSMERe 

New York. Feb. 9. n- j Cteninit, u.c popular 

KiJInr nun up In tbe Boreesh el ibe Broax, 
1... JOT taken Bum el tbe Mm Theater. 

•Hilly and irHalieilly. Tbe cn.t btk>w am (he 


nrcted with tbe Darey 4 Wolford brokenee 
Denny and Sam C. U111er_ 








WANDA LUDLOW WELCOMED 


Dc Conner Uoyd. Dona/la,* Devdrlllu: 11™. tie 
Conner LJ..J.1. Tracy LEinilei Dnrld Uord, tbelr 

abaft. SHl'uB Herman: Peter - BeeatOB, Groin 
L. KkmCf; Sylvia Hunt. Sliy Fowl**, uul Dick 

«^ •^e"™W«£r*«%1«i abe mm 


Iba AMilams^niai k> able to n™'^J to* ttaa* anilcant aa^ia^Slkiya llrat iMt^aa^Cka 

' A' tb* Acaii™i*a!aia to be of tbc* tTM(i-»t SaSSa anrlra In Iba ilnimatlr wajrM 
lb*. oELlol^ ^111 [r.^-lr. tli-:r H.->rtnihh. nurl :lh1H«- mii. r ,.n ro,ii|.]mnj|: :j MOfi.- 
rorrrr. It IB a S wars Id the ajpnlU-ant la be hnneollr a<lal*ed agalaat ■.alvrlaff a ntafeaahia 

Tlila Kbaal of aclkn? dr^« Dot protend |o do tbo Imi-wJble— la leaob Ibr art of an 


MM ipneiruce -Kith tbe Horr^ Slack Com. 

lo%e'^ndIeneo"%Wc™irrrtlad r *her ln"!^ opajpa 
bill. For ibe Men SM toted. Wllbln Ibe Law. 
Tbe Third Dane, and Common Clay ire under 
lined for early production. 

SIXTH WEEK IN GRAND RAPIDS 


aw, .•.SiT I i(Mrt,"pSt.'rt Toj Fwi^ttv! 

™t Cwrowe fii^wd Godfrey u tbe C c 


Frabmap r^,mptnj, Darld Brlaaco. fobin 
iee^ef™ck™a P p^an^ *?* *rTmf ' 


1 HirrlL^-tc. ond K fr.,m time pflaM wall- 




OtOA WORTH COMPANY 


mmOmmtl Orico°G«o!r."»orlT Kaaaav* 
Fawcatt^ Alice FNKbM^Mirr K«h. Gran 


aaSj5T'5ui!?T'^r^aaa4 T "*"*»'■■ 




E-O-IU.. lad., FH>. i— The OI,„ Wor.h 


aU Pkataaaaa, Tata IMia; laiaali fb™. 


PLAYS LEADS FOR BURBANK 

tbe "ot^^VrSo'a'Iock' Sm^ ™ end *2S 
bank TlHlll. plnrlns tbe^toedu^'roiea. 


Xew Mijeallc Thealer la ibl> cllr. en Jnw 
». U Walked Jimmy wt, the oneuln. iwrfcna- 
incr, will. Iba Mtowlo, „«: Oew Uwh. 
leHI; Oln Worth, leidn: tenia Unwell. Bobby 


bolt: Dearr HMa, Ardea E. Paae: Jan-.-. 1J.I- 
riib. Holler Pett: Uarlln, naruU Elllat: Cello 
Faradar. Edith Rattrrtltld: Madca. Haleen Bdill 




"tri. Bubbr Buret, Kalfib W. Pane. Oaifca 

rami, will Lartajr. Marsoerlte Stnaun. JuBa 
tetikton 1 Hart !!■;,-. 






WARM HOWARD 


McWATTERB WELL RECEIVED . 




ACADEMY PLAYERS 


W ^al 


At Leading Man With Fifth Avenue 
Company 




Present The Dummy in St. John 


Brcolljc, v.. Feb. 2.— Tbe Kneed Ihrl It a-io 

Jj*»jja«jl the paM m. H Ttw.i.r km 

Mil ™ eicentionitiy nil aiared. allrM* 
m'ara.'wrt" 7 J"" Sl " nn "" r ' ™ 




SI. Jobn, X. B.. Feb. 1 Ibr Aradray Plij. 

tn mrtd brartli lait wret it Ibe Aailtmr 
a-llb riielr preaeotatloa of Tbo Dnmasr. Houalon 

Jobn Doit Satnrdaj bight, and there la much 




WAR DA HOWARD JOINS 
Southern stock in Colurnbut, O. 


WANTED WANTED WANTED 

Fn The Emerson Show Boat 
Golden Rod 

The Larg-at and Finaat Show Boat en tha River 




n'onarement of Thornon F. Broy. Before nlar- 
wltb roc Harlem open Home and tin 


°^li^^^lU^la-?^«\]^~rf™H'lTc"^BE fStU&dV'SS ^loptf "i "aUSd £JISr. ™i- 

an A5Saa'-'■ , ■ — — vmvrm £aSian>ux&'f8»? mt 


'—vsss&si&isjsr " 



February », i»i7. The Billboard. 





The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



Ctrcu5,MGi}a^6rie,Hippodron;G^icleSl)oW 



Show Wardrobe ■, 
Co (i tii me ja, Uniform a, 
Trapping*. Minstrel 
\ Requisites, Banners. 

feBtC. 



NBJJMUtCO. 



* tan* hpMsi M ri Emt W 

r^voc' show 

llUhd CANVAS 
Carnival Tents 

jTc GOSS CO 

DETROIT, Midi 



Sce'SierY 



_T E IM T S_ 

aas EwrnTn T u <> bun!! D fii« e f£ CittJn. 

N06IERTT BROS. ' TEXT & AWMING CO. 



SHOW AND CONCESSION 

TENTS 



SHOW CARS 
FOR SALE 

Two (2) Magnificent Observati 
PARLOR CARS, sixty-ax I 
inside, and one (1) Car, fifty-six 
fast inside. 

These Cars are equipped 
with Steel Body Bolsters, 
Steel Wheels, Six Wheel 
Trucks and are up-to-date 



WRITE OR WIRE US 

tEBUU CAR & LOCOMOTIVE CO. 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA. 



OUTLOOK IS GOOD 



WALTER MAIN ENGAGED 
BY POLACK BROTHERS 



Veteran Showmen Will Person- 
ally Manage Circus and 



WARREN LEWIS ON TRIP 

Mts tk, to"^!ijj|S?jLsg^ Js^yjgs'rstss 
WO M BOLD WI TH C OOP 4 LENT 



COLE BROS.' CIRCUS 



LORETTE AND "BOBBIE" 




o la* Anrslm Union oo~>M BMlK 



CHIPMAN WITH 8ELLS-FLOTO 



GEORGE HOLLAND DIES 



KadjrdoT alcbl. Ji 



'jiAcnof theNAME 




STEEL 

BAGGAGE CAR 

71 FEET 

Also Sleepers, Parlor Cars, 
Flats and Stock Car. 



SOUTHERN IRON & EQUIPMENT CO. 

ATLANTA, GA. 



CIHCUS AMD JUeaUHS WfUITDS 



CAR FOR SALE 



WANTED 



i WAITED 



TENTS TENTS TENTS 

BUY NOW AND SAVE MONEY 

Have big Block of New and Becond-Hsnd Tents on hand, ready to ship. Write 
for particulars and prices. We fcuaraotee prompt shipment and first- 
class matenals. Get our Special Prices on Banners. 

United States Tent & Awning Co. 



ELEPHANTS, 

LIONS, LEOPARDS, PUMAS, 

Beers, Llamas, Zsbna, Camels, WoItss, Wild Boars, Ostriches, Deer, Elk, Buffalo, 
Birds snd Animals of all satieties. Big lot. Just received las* Ems M Ms PiatesH 
HORNE'S ZOOLOGICAL ARENA CO, Kansas City, Mo. 



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28 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



CARNIVALS 




s YOUR BAND ORGAN 

STORED FREE 



heik Jones Outdoes Himself 
With This Year's Outfit, 
Which Will Hit the 
Trail February 12 



MORRIS TAX1ER ILL 




E BUSY TRIUMVIRATE 





YVURUlZER 




THE HEW 1917 MODEL 

JU "S« p £°CARRY-US-ALl 

la a positive revelation to ride owncn 

MORE ELABORATE THAN EVER!!! 



C. W. Pir.tr. WtTM-i Urptl 



Leggette Amusement Company 

WANTS 

Six re&l Dancing Girls Tor '49 Camp, also Freaks for Teo-in-One. Concessions open I 
High Striker, Spot the Spot, Cigarette Shooting Gallery, Country Store, Knife Rack, 
RoTl Down, Vase, Bear and Dog Wheels. Can place any Show that does not conflict. 
Wonts to buy Elettricis Outfit. Address LEGGETTE AMUSEMENT COMPANY, 
' _'. ' Ldand,Mi». C. K. Lgggntto, MgT- 



,1 .I..!.. [..- ..l„~. ,1,.1, II I-. 
rr: tin vp been Dl| ha 



Id the olil u (o be lannparil 



Every vocdd. erery wheel, every apofce In 



NADER GREATER SHOWS 

ith 0M>&*jSr T^t" ret* wrtl? "Ui j" 



GREAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS 
-ETeiythlnif Is pruereftaln 




WHERE'S M. L. MORRIS/ 



ATTENTION, CARNIVAL MANAGERS! 



th-defying Diving A 



F 
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C 
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H 
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V 
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H 
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w 
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WALK UP-SIDE DOWN. 3 IN 1 



0 MID BII-LeiMMOl WHT, THE SHOW FOLKS, OF MUSS 



FEBRUARY 10, 1617. 



The Billboard 



Nino Work (or Opening K.6 
26— Anethar Car Added 



3 iBP ^&ff p J lB jj' ni ffi j^gj; 

p"* Sear, wnfS^wtk hbb aSf kSS 



sspwjnsass. «a J* R 



* e'ut "uS^™ pad T" loaa, ■li^bi^' bi^n' 

Blur will apFnd Ibf lime bwtwrsr, now And tbr 
qwqIdi In framing bid Fll SIi™. wbtte Jw 
will ano>»*or To milt ■ I'laj ror tba fwtlr* 

toita of the lulndivmp. I- taifF roavaed In 

bin framri a^M^j ^lu^aflitcli mMi (wlc. 
iDMtUi'ij™i SitS " n Bi'i> sod hi 

oMl'ri couaKtrt wl'lb if* Iridic Ji: L>a rt dh r, I 

M at Mn 

„ u BT&jpt ■bF3S ESSS iKmi"". 



NORTHWESTERN SHOWS 

Opens at Detroit April 21st. Can place spider girl, crazy house, fat 
girl, working world, snake allow or any neat, attractive show that will 
get the money. Will furnish tops and fronts to those that need them. 
Also want to book a silo drome. A few concessions still open. 
F. L. FLACK. Managi r N»nhwPBtern Shows, DETROIT, MICH. 



TWO NEW BILLS IN V c 

. pollini II ni n,r .11., -..n..n -I ii..- i:ir 
or Conn wDelbei tbr Fsnil'al cummni™ « 
VLTjUVBlJltj. ma rHiqJrtil nf clrm-rfc^Di I 

loo™ i™ Jwo iuIiV''lKni°^"brb"ilnV " ni 
PH In Ibla SUK.^obl.in ■ fi™ ' 



mill j n>port«l. 



FIRE NEAR HETH'8 QUARTERS 



S2s?ii n, h 1,ri "' 1 '' Tr " j ' n 



GOODMAN GREATER SHOWS 



S"k. firMlJ^ SMe-Sh™, Millet 

po lap ,™^"l„ ™„'f[ ;~ H."rVi™'im", r ni °- 

J™°eJ!'*ii™. 1 Irr.'"°"" " 




QUALITY FIRST 

la the Watchword of 

ARMSTRONG 
UNIFORMS 



BANDS, CARNIVALS, 
SHOWS, VAUDEVILLE ACTS 

DOT THE CHEVEn. BUT THE IEST. 

MAIL YODR SPECIFICATIOMS FOR 
SAMPLES AND PRICES. 
When hi the city call. 

C A- ARMSTRONG MFG. CO. 

434 South Wabaah Ave. 
Dept. A. CHICAGO, ILL. 

OPfOtlTE THE I0DTT0BIBM. 



CON T. KENNEDY SHOWS 

ok at Wert Palm Bewh Filled With 
Soci..l Functioni— Stanley and 
Wife, Godlewski Troupe, Ca- 
hill and Barry Return 



UNCLE SAM'S ENTERTAINER 



Price $35.00 



AUTOMATIC—COIN OPERATED 



F. O. B. CHICAGO. 



,ne ntedfei. 



Eitra record* 60c each. 
Tunga-Tone need lei 10c 
par pkg. of * . 





Can use any standard disc 
record. Jtwt think I thr 
earning capacity "* 
SAU'5 EHTElfai _. 

equally an good as instru- 
ments coating five and all 
hundred ii'lHan Why ool 
have one for only SM.OOr 

State Manufacturing 

COMPANY 

665 W. Washington Blvd. 
CHICAGO, ILL. 



1NSURAN CE 

BROWN, ANDERSON & YOUNG, Inc. 



LecBros/UnitcdShows 

WANTED— Legitimate Contwurions. All open except Cook Hoose and Candy Rate 
Track, Twelve Shows and three Rrden bbuked. Good proposition for Monkey 
Speedway. Want High Diver, lady preferred, or High Wire Act. 

FOR SALE— All last year's Banners and Tents; Dynamite, the original Bu 
Mule, or will trade for Pony. ... * 



E. C. BROWN'S FAMOUS SHOWS 

til b. c^Pl^CE HttunSll. itm^How. w^*^ 

my 1 " "^TyT fUSU-A i 




WANTED 

SOUTH ERN J^US|M^ JjCO 

coapla hT Olrt. tor 6W 



WANTED FOR ONE OF THE BI6GEST AND 
BEST PIT SHOWS ON THE ROAD 



!. El»ln. W. D, Coin, 1. H. Wamn. ftatu 
!• ' UoCani". A. H. Brnnaon. Carl 



monthly rtWnrf tba 



r. Ue.. Mr 



jBT^aLag gfiT Bl lff tiaitora. "aaj 



NATL MERCANTILE JEWELRY 



'°t5i*wort*^^^l^iia*^2l™ 



•ir 



mags 



ss £ i ni?6 irr;«rrS.s!;niss 

to ™ wrilll- 
Natloul U< 



tola ronniir, aofl la In • ^"^^um "Sc*rf*Salv 
do It The National JUmnlltt Dmp.ni dual 



HEWITTS DILIGENCE 



The Bill 



FEBRUARY 10, 1317, 



HOLTOH 



BAND 



Frank Holton & Co. 



Chicago, III. 



INSTRUMENTS 

ilay better wiiL 
t on a Holton 
t dan on any other make. 
Why notlryoneT 



Wanted Wanted 
ED. A. EVANS' GREATER SHOWS 

Good Shows and Concessions that don't conflict. Will book 
good 16-in-l Show, Animal Show. Candy Race Track sold. 
Will meet Showmen and Concessions at Wyandotte Hotel, 
Kansas City, week Feb. 14, and at Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, 
week Feb. 19. Open April 2. ED. A. EVANS, Independence, Kanm. 

THE MAJESTIC SHOWS 

THE BEST OP THE BEST 
WANTS SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS FOR 1917 TOUR 

One-Ring Circus, Vaudeville, Monkey Speedway, Joyland, Trip to Mara 

Will finance any good showman with ability. All Wheels open. Want 

concessions: Ball Games, Red Ruby Glass, Photo Gallery, Palmistry, Cane Hark, 
Hoop-La. Want two experienced Ferris Wheel Men, Henicnell-SpilWn Merry-Go- 

Round Men. Free Acts, write. Must be sensational; Address MAJESTIC '- 

of Feb. S to 10, Kershaw, S. C; 12 to 17, Lancaster, S. C, ~ " 
bs. Auspices of the Fire ~ 



ED--— 5 — —~ 



« (Spud i 

«r." i Pl.; 



fXJTJagvrax,', 




(.'week 



Wanted for the Herbert Greater Shows 



SEVEN DAYS. COMMENCING MARCH 10th. 



Good Ten-in-One, Working World, Monkey Spsedva;. 
monev getting show with neat frame-up. will furnish complete outfit for Athletic 
™~ f, with Seventy-Ki tc-Dollar Mat. to reliable manager on Fifty-Fifty basis FoUow- 
Concessions open: High Striker, Jap Roll Down, Glass Wheel, Pop- 'em-ln. 
Cigarette Gallery, Fish Pond, one Ball Game and Fortune Teller. Can place good 
Free Act. Address all mail to JOS C. HERBERT, Columbia, " * 




ALLAN HERSCHELL CO. INC, 

CARROUSELS 



able, wired for electric li^bt, good n 



ehine. Write for 



:e for catalogue. 

HERSCHELL CO., INC. 

N. T.. U. I 



WANTED FOR 



Brown's International Shows 



TO LEASE OR 



Car and Privilege Car 



WLU consider proposition for Mo ikey Speedway, 10-in-l, and 
other new and Novel Attractions of ,\terit. All Concessions open, 
including Wheels. Must be legitimate. WASTED — General 
Agent, Lot Superintendent, Train Master, Working Men in all de- 
pigments. Season opens Orange, Texas, March 15. Will send 
route to those interested. Permanent address, BROWN'S IN- 
TERNATIONAL SHOWS, 520 South Eighth St., La Crosse, Wis. 
After March 1, address Cringe, Texas. 



Fifty Years of Exclusive 
Carrousel) Building 




FOR SALE— 36-PASSENGER CIRCLE SWING 

AUmEood. 



Hilarity Hall in 

1, $1,500.00. Act quick on this. 

C. RAItlCK, New Brighton, Pn. 



MERRY-GO-ROUND 



C. W. PARKER, Dept. H.. 



avert worth, Kansas. 



Bill Bkw Orchntn tl oijmplc Tbemler. y^w 
fork* ^I^^^^Jhllt jlw^l^&S 

ter. Stir Yori- Cnm Frtmroat lllmiTri.. JS07; 
Bojal PcluHtDoa unlet, Farm Bucb, Ha. 1M8- 
nonrj Bar Er.na 1 JIloaTrel.. IMS; Eddie Leon- 
ard Uinatrabp, 1B10; .1*3 with 1. O. CoOMr Ee.cn 



LAKEWOOD-S SPRING FESTIVAL, 



I dared to Ibc Bed MtD of Amrrica; Tim radar 



DE VAUX GREATER SHOWS, INC. 



£2 _KBJ=» S S,M 



m SmSun° jacl" 1 !! jerT' & Bit 



•tic haa ben at Rat SbrUan 
bi ncilirliii Bla br*un. 1> 
ct in Ola old rmnartlj Sa IM 



t rvK_"wr .as. . „ „. , 



and ntdte. HrelrflrU !■ rvmtn, «•( wltb 
rood, la In Iha nmlll. aFBSg ro^rr*™. 



NSEN BROS.' I 



The Billboard 



31 



[Talker. and Lecturer* 



!l IVtl-h-i "tlV ■ 



InriQ repljLQc. 1 was rtrj IqiLu 
qnLntrtte n*nl to but; tbej * 
n rati era *r«. Bat, We moat 



Mietil limn, tic drifted rrom It. 



"Brings me $50 a week" 

So writes 
M. A. Giffvid 
of his 
Ten-Pinnei business. 
YOU an start in the 
same business for small tm ■- ; . ,,. . ., 

investment. And this l& MMxm&Xntt£zLJg&BUK Fs~^ ™orUt s 
is the time to do it. Get ^&SStBSI^BB^^^S^^ ■ ^ Greatest 

Automatic Bowling— New and Fascinating 

Everybody plays Ten-Pinnet-— men, women, children. Ingenious automatic feature makes 
your receipts nearly all net profit. No up-keep expense — no pin boys — just some one to take in 
money. Alleys, 38 to 50 ft. long. Easily installed in any room in half day. 

"Received two alleys Saturday. Set them up and was playing afternoon and evening. My receipte were 
119-10," cays George Ellinghouse. "Averaged $300 per month for the first two months, 1250 for the third, and 
last mouth 922b" This from W. L. luppenlante. YOU can do as well, or better. Write quick for free illus- 
trated book "Big Ten-Pmnet Profits" giving eu; terms and prices. 

92 Draper St.. 




luppeoli 
" giving i 

THE TEN-PINNET CO., 



INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 



CANDY FOR CONCESSIONAIRES 

BIG FLASHY BOXES. MUCH LARGER THAR ORDINARY PACKAGE. 




witty schmitt » co.. - "aHiaajsTu.: 1 

CONCESSION JTlfrgn 
FR AM E TENTS 1 M 
HOODS f UJ a mJ 

TUCKER DUCK & RUBBER CO 



FORT SMITH. ARK.. U. S. A. 




RUPPEL GREATER MIDWAY SHOWS WANTS FOR SEASON 



WANTED AGENTS FOR STORES 



MEDICINE WORKERS, STREETMEN, 
AGENTS AND HUSTLERS 



ftSS 



MISSISSIPPI LICENSE TAX 
Explained by R. A. J 
tor BlUboard pSSlilai'cii'" 




THE ERIA SHOW 



T Me Billb oar d 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



A PLAIN BUSINESS PROPOSITION 

What Organization Can Do for the Outdoor Showman 



IMgjjaj WlltB Stona Handlers *tt.Hi.il 

6^iS^l I M^HjjT nuiw Eg 
lf-i li I., it:",. r.FNUIHE PLAT- 
IHUM^TOP DIAMOND RING 

BRACKMAN-WEILER CO., 



EVANS 
RACE TRACK 



H.C. EVANS & CO. 

li W. Via Urn S&wt, Cbruf.,1 



The Simplicity 
Swinging Pedal 



hlLi-f* Hit linn liiilu III,. Ii 



"'oo'dm 3™™'uii.i.™. li 

- - -i many MI", trgc paca irllli II" 
■,-in-i,. Hi.- in III,. .mnli-ir ■ 

re leu able, on Itin-nolrnrj Him 



THE ASSOCIATION OF THE OUTDOOR 
SHOWMEN OF TH E WORLD 

Will Assemble in Convention at the Congress Hotel, 
Chicago, February 19-24 



I of lie emplojeee. md tni r wUI De Ice 



eaulutlon Ilial a cn-nf big trnuV t'Vpirfltlon »it> 
be_ nrninan) ^fnr, iibiM la agEStfjWjntt 

it t, f H.,ii.l..-.r .-l, u *tm.n uill bf t^blblr-4. and 



scheme of 
provisos of a _ 
stltutlons ana b 

CHICAGO IS FBBROARI a choice of several WBH-conaidered tnoughu 
ana Ideas od eieryihlng they will have to paaa upon anil theraiiy 
expedite their deliberations and proceedings. 

ALBERT HI RAMI", 
Secretary. 1M7 Broadway. Xciv York 

l.oris 1 COOKK. 



beljwd^to Ircltinmtiu 
! set ■Ti" U liirtLvliliiiil'rbiiB« 1 to Bum. 



• public inaleul or 



• HIM mm n**T -IP 
lite op your old laMH 



bp mode lo 'enable 



n by the Eiecntlve 



k> nil i| ii ml I. .ii- ii r ull 
I «rUln number of irpn 



PADDLE WHEELS 

DOLLS, TEDPT BEARS. POODLE DOB*. 
PILLOW TOPS. PEN HANTS. NOVELTIES, 

SALES BOARDS SERIAL PADDLES. 

VASES ITCIH1 PAPER NOVELTIES. 
HIGH STBIHEBS. BOLL RACKS 

1KW CATALOOinC. 

SLACK MFC. CO. '%&JH&?- 



AMUSEMENT HER, HUE? THE WIKHai 



0 Kr mil ^Irw UlS OB "j^J^^g 



STUFFEDTOYS 

DOLLS BEARS 

(With or without Electric Eyes.) 
Everything in this line. 
Every style. Ever" «i*e. 

Start your buying nop. ■ 

WRITE 

TIP TOP TOY CO. 

HS FIFTH AVE, HEW TOOK CITY 



ORGANS 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



The Billboard 



EVERY BOOSTER AGENT GET HEP! 




WE ARE ORIGINATORS — BEWARE OF IMITATORS 

COIN BIG MONEY QUICK 

Sell the most complete line of 
Photo -Handled Knives for Sales Boards 



Knives are all made of best steel. Handles with the latest REAL ART, 
SEPTEMBER MORN, JESS WILLARD and other ATTRACTIVE DE- 
SIGNS. We want Agents in every city and town. We manufacture our 
own Knives, and, therefore, we are not dependent on foreign supplies. We 
ship promptly. We are positively the largest Manufacturers 
and Distributors of Photo-Handled Knives for Sales Boards 
and Raffle Cards. Write us and we will see that you are promptly 
supplied. Ask for catalog and terms today. Do not delay. WE iSSISI TOU 
TEHRITQRT AID PROTECT TOU II IT. 

GOLDEN RULE CUTLERY CO., 

A1?\*5? m '" no - 212 No. Sheldon, Dept. 34. Chicago, III. 




RUTHERFORD GREATER SHOWS 



...... "esss-s-iss W; 

IflE.r „ri rr.rj .1,1 ti, Itn- BrntmL offlt* |HM 
'■■bil be winlm." and. JndslDH WB Itir iraount 

m» 0 '5o,u* e rt"p«lnt T *to 




■ I THE r»OUC AT MEW HAVEN. CONN, "It JE»- 
iou u.ur OVFI l-,.no9. «NH. »HI II uisrf. 
I 111* Wit THII FBOUC'I IEC0ND YEAi 111 



FT R O 

loviirr 



lic; 



WANTED CONCESSIONS, RIDES, 

ETC., FOB 

WABASSO PARK, HAMILTON, CANADA 

New City Park, overlooking Bay, leased by undersigned. Only Summer 
Park in busy manufacturing city of over 100,000 in midst of rich agricul- 
tural district. Nothing but clean, legitimate attractions tolerated. Apply 
HAMILTON SHIPBUILDING S FERRY CO., Lid. P. O.Bu 111, Himillon, Onl. 



W.-W. AMUSEMENT CO. 



WANTS SHOWS AND 



NEW YORK BI LLBO ARD CALLERS 

New York. P*tp. I TNwj t Tj y|f f i |f5fiS 



SKW ,~ — *— ■5SS ~ ~ 

'■•St,-™ rvSHraS 55 ™- 



.w and ImprotHl 

fife 



RAYMOND CLIFFORD ENGAGED 

limlSS"* ^h*°CT«rt''^r^il*l'Tl ro ™*«S n in i 

■ !. :.. ;.i ■ ■ ■!■;■■..■■.■ 

Tllh twenlr peopl". M™. Clifford wilt b* tin 



PEERLESS AMUSEMENT CO. 

Th> Purl" taHMl CWnrMlUr will ojimi 

Sits; B.45 CkMSi c«s 



Hbletk' Sbo*. featuring; JobDnj 



sur-wr.! 

sjiiu>un W «m t* 



WOODS IN KANSAS CITY 



FOR THe'rOAd" 



READY 



drEea'* roonkej Hp«dwar Is^jroliw to be i 



1 at Bail F.i VtopU I. to t» • 



I- -f lh* nlii,Ilr,T [prrtonnrrt'ln Ihl. Jou^ 

ti ll Ion will Mill ■>• ■ "n'tUtun." As 
nplj nreteatlom ■perlnclii will In orloml 
■ riHrauh'b l>MO|tblFr affair or any othrr 
in tealnre. tint ■ tlimj up- tit data MO 



wlU oul poimll llsi. 
|X! wNch^aUrEi o 

i) will be required Iv 



THOMAS BRADY 




34 



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FEBRUARY 10, 1B17. 



SELF-FILLERS! 




TAKING 

yj Mra_co. 
KING CLAMP 

AND TIE RETAINER 

WlilEKKIls, PITCH HEN, BI\?° W 

KING MFG. CO. «t» 



n 


DEMONSTRATORS 

300% PROFIT 
The Hmm HbhJIs Thrufa 

r aateat seller on the mar- 
10c. We have numerous 
r ULES B0M5 Workers, 
Auctioneers, Pitchmen. 






1 kimi in^^m 



7-1 BILL FOLDS 



AGENTS™ 

GoldanoSilverSignLtlleri 
I SH U to SIH.H > Wttkl 



5ovri.fsio.is,. 



'TIE FORMS,K i 



IIEIII, HUlilillS'SB 

10 ^.ii^JBSSy-irKKk'm&i 01 " - 



FEBRUARY 10, 1B17. 



The Billboard 



Th,p 111)11 nmr nil the one (DlDf hem niuk- 
I f ( , r Is Iblt he *■>■ jjjj ot Auatralla whea M 
'l l!n'~ iiio»lS I bl« pl«m and >■ galtlaj earn* o( 

Mdec^ Weber j*™^ gjj ° t e wel« M * IHoc'i 



Run-; Knobha la oa No, 8 at.. In PhlUj, i 
bl> Wntem Enanotlon, Univtrla and Be 

Firm. 

L«>k Sji'^Uef'beBna arc .'J^J'!^ 04 - To11 
Coaaellarlllf, r>., OURhl to Of (Old. Who*! 



B™'!SM™*»flV , qn»ke'r tl, tol thm. 
irflBittjr ttat^j jd' w tajWa* Sab 

*aa"Vi«Sl ta-TjEo? 

OenllemeD, to waled. We bow Introduce A1- 
gribob Alenuder Tairj, ■ pitchman wltb much 
promlip, nbo Ilia Juil arrived from merrr Hloi- 
laad. ami Ib utmr.ou.lj fcllo.tae; tnt Inurw- 
Hw c h ..i.» n„— m tbe Kmc C 1 """ 



una 



-ga aaat i>e.HjUroi.inu«i>.^of tke week, i 
g™, S^FmSSm^SnT -b°" «mM wii 

«s 55 a aa aacu Ejsl 

•ad ..c™(U. Doc*. Dm >i»Md» la the t~- 
feMon^mi^rith tto jWWli S^tMjlMj 



m Bar Phillip, nod Br. Orate are 
• In K. C„ Imilni DP itMW MaS. 



HERE'S AN 

OPENER' 

NO HATTER I 
CHEAP OTHER. S 
H PRICES ARE ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT 

COMPLETE OUTFIT 

$1.50 E * CH 

Compare this price with others 
DESCRIPTION OF OUTFIT 

Attention, White Stone Workers 



$3.50 c 




Fjfier^nPapermen Papermen 



COMPToS" 



AGENCY, Findlay, Ohio. 



Salesboard Operators 

Buy Direst From 

DIAMOND CUTTERS 
•"SAVE 35* 



SPECIAL BAHGAm^ 


DIAMOND 
WEIGH! 

1-16 

MMT 




*30 00 

PER 

DOZEN 









u'"^ '',.11 " 
„. I Or ,prrm DtAMWO B.KP«IN6 

NATIONAL MERCANTILE COMPANY, Ki^Big."- 



READY FOR YOU 



SINGER BROS 
at iowiit, . m ww a . M. n. 



PAPERMEN - 



I. TO 14 N. HHH >tr»I. Colombne, la tto 

tVnat did G. W. Derrlckaon jo wltn bit tlno, 
at M^koM it juit liragt aeorv ivi to 

II. K. Hear, hin nnUd tna trioee era) 
Bier Tor the auction block id Hocaealer. 

^r n R»^i f i™"^.')°^.a b ^*™rf natSett 'Sk'tkm 

Ss« s aga cfe sssa 

vs. Lave botneBEtailB Id the Utile Hear Cat 
luntnlna, adjolnlbg^e.el^ orber. ^One of tto 

Some town. Oklahoma City, qp Jobnur Coxup- 
1. <>n ills InnFjmoon « rl P— OI hlmaeir. 

inird. 'wm'najr! eaarfivuaavM ^ 

n- lltp la joo. and diin'l like the alhee (el- 



pnt. w IS doll.r.. he'll tH U . 
FlHj Flltj^Joe ran je^iettlnj^aoBM b 



n T 0 nni j W»nea bu uiieHd tba title or B. H. 

lapfc Benatt li itrlu Wall* Bat AnOanoD 
a run ror 14. tide m faro pa. 

Wbrn laat eeen Butt Hatera •■ rldlac • 

VtrSS™" **"" b " " 

BIG BUBO BDUETIK 



i rleipr'aa blB wot",' aaTbi' beira iSp'iiam'Ji 
bla bralo work. OrletDalliT vaja bin dllf- 



MILLER BUYS RIDES 

t?™"tto F tia*^tc«M'b A H i*'"™' r"i cam- 



ACTS AT GASPARILLA 

■alial at Tansaa. Ppbniatj 2 to 10. are 
rla and wire, la tbeir ramona rnbe act. j 

bre HNttS act: Tbe Cnrtlaaee, In a elowr 



KGEHTS- 



' *Wa*WUaV "^5s3(StSt1« 
SPECIAL OFFER 



WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS 




levin ewos, - - c»t.nt 



TEW RE HAUTE. IHP. 



36 



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L — 



ICE SKATING UNION 
HOLDS ANNUAL MEET 

Saraiiac Lake Is Scene of Some 
Good Races — Officers Chosen 
for Coming Year — Protest 
by Br oka w Unsupported 



ACKBBUAIt VAT BET 

WBBTT1EU> COU3BOJI RUB 
Tin CtO—vm Bisk at B/mrtvu, S. 

lac. uA.a> U» glint at jE Hit II 
**** bta^ei>inj_ - — 



* DUkLD£ II BD lll-Jftr-r 



laElBftoa, tack be ei 



D BA&KEB HOLDS TITLE 



Genuine. First-Class Rink Music 




i BAND MD IT LOWER COST 



NORTH TO N AW A N DA MUSICAL 
INSTRUMENT WORKS 

NO. TON AWAN DA, - • N. V., U.S.* 



A CLEAN, WHITE FLOOR 

Adds 50% to your PROFITS 

This has been pro.™ by several large 



' Fibre Wheel Skater, 
CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE CO. 

ss4 H. Ada Street, CHICAGO, ILL. 



IG HIT lor GIVE HI 



f»IG HIT hr 

Bands 



E AIM AMERICAN GIRL 



FOR SALE m£2" D ( ;S£-i'i? US' 1 .!]?'. 



FOR SALE (SMTi 



FOR SALE So. 



* cm lb* l^ntaM. Circuit. ■. 



« b OA .1 1,1)., 71 IT. Of I IU- HI 



■ lUI o! ,«t rink ronilit or 



CHS 



RIIMK managers 

UNANIMOUSLY DECLARE 

THE DEAGAN UNA-FON 

THI BUT IIUIIc ran . .. 

SKATING AMD DANCING 

It retains that " PcHonaJ Toncb" end Indi^id^Utra. U the Utwt M DUO BEY- 
^nOR dfi.ipied erpecWly for DII ud ICE MLACL Tm Quality Cleax.Brll- 

llaflt. E.hrt.fi.Tini. sai-ii InUsnrir,. Hue. TU. I- .1 — . I I .7 ami. - a— 




FEBRUARY .14. 1917. 



_ Tjh « JS l l'l'to o a r a 



37 



555 la ■ "ei-EIS tan B . i JW)oQMMrpn 
f«"rS«r««M 3 Janu'arr ■ In Bona-nslto 

Main (M b 



to be In line fop Ihe bMI rear *'f hlf'nrofrmiion 

(IHUaEB WINS AT DlEtMUS^ 
to Krabn, Vbi^lohI5^WMr'" L Bil'hr'™nr»ol 

s_;;",^-.,a-s- , -.».'ii',; j 'i,,; 

HOOKEY MATCHES PUNNED 

limp. at Hlrrrtjew Tanndar tTenlnia. 
a HRSS MEETING ALL COM EES 



Tt» UebonoUl.n 01 




The Music Is The Soul 
01 tki SKATING KINK Mi MERKY-GO-BOUND 

bernToiTgans 

Built (or Work and Wear! Untearable Card-board 
Music. Catalog em and fall particulars on ragout. 

mil DBEil GO., 216 W. gtl SI., im Urt Git;. 



LIN NEMAN N AND MADURA 
Will Open Indiana Gardana Park 

tllana BoulaTard ud ... . - 

SSiySSgjSfS i™ S «™ 



HENLEY RINK ROLLER SKATES 



HENLEY CLUB, RACING AND POLO SKATES 




JOHN B. WILLIAMS, Manufacturer. 

RICHMOND. INDIANA. 



Wanted Wanted Wanted 



Port Arthur Pleasure Pier Park 



PORTARTHUR PLEASURE PIER PARK, PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS 



LITTLE CONEY ISLAND 

PABLO BEACH, FLA. 

Large pleasure park now under construction. One of the best patron- 
ised Seaside Fcsons on the South Atlantic. Concessions now being 
booked for coming season. Seventeen miles from Jacksonville. Write 
for particulars. 

THE PABLO DEVELOPMENT S POWER CO., Jacksonville, Fll. 



•APPLY NOW. 



If you want one of the few remaining locations avail- 
able for the - 1917 season. New, Novel and Unique 
Games — Snappy, Spectacular and Novel Shows — 
always get big money at 

AMERICA'S BIGGEST AND BEST AMUSEMENT PARK 

a— RIVER VIEW, CHICAGO— 



FOR SALE-CONTROLLING INTEREST IN 
BIG COLORED AMUSEMENT PARK 



Capitalued at 160,000.01}, all paid up. A money-making propositi! 
tning Fool, 50x108; Dancing Hall, 50x130; 650 Lineal feet of Promenade, Concession 
Row. For particulars write 

GEO. H. SIEDHOFF, HI 111 Finiice BulHln;, Kinui CRT, Himail 



NEPTUNE BEACH 



ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA 
>n coast. Will 
PARK CO., - 



WANTED 



o 15 to Sept. IS. Write or 



FOR SALE 



WANTED— Merry-Go-Rourtd 



For Sale-Amusement Park 



PARK NEWS 



trapped tut jrur on imaDI of ILK Inhctllt 
iirulfBIs epidemic and a ht:a*7 loaa bj fire. 
Iiuuir nun E.^Heorr BMn thai miTttlwr 



TO FEATU RE AT TACT IONS 

uxn-'ot tatiaM>arlt.' toil cltr. " plann] 



AMUSE MENT PARK 

Proposed far Nawport, R- I. 

--port. R. I.. f>b- 3.— A plu Im beirjr prt- 

motrd br Bojt * Bllltnihalniar. of FnTldnn, 
te Htablfa&^aniall amnamant park kera^tat 

nattl « «tt° ■ ' odf 

Is fur the mLnLrltorv Cooar Island. 



McCONNELL BACK EAST 

* t Task. Kab.^i— Kmmett W^McC™ 



MANY CONCESSIONS 

Bidtdn. Ala. Feb. 3.— Tie rollOWIac MM» 
ma are now 5£j I ut til rf^a t^Soralil a I-ark: 

ts .-J.;- vest BSsstSa: 

uasamani ot LoM Hart Atnacaona win to 



FOR RENT ' 



■SEND FOR CATALOG 



38 



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CLASSIFIED AE 

Ik k If* k nC in t>>« CLASSIFIED SECTION inserted 

rAlLP Alio sksv a s?he°; abian ss-a sass. 


>VERTISE1\IENTS 

AT LIBERTY or WANTED SITUATION 
FREE 






NOT TO EXCEED SB WORDS 

CONDITIONS 

Advertisements of an Acceptable nature will be Inserted without charge 
In the Classified Columns. Open to any person connected or Identified with 
the show business. If answers are not satisfactory the first time we invite 
as many Insertions as are necessary to place you. These columns are for 
the benefit of the unemployed and we 1)0 not want you to feel that you are 
Imposing on us by using the columns more than one time. 

10 FREE ST1IDIH 10. MOOTED. COPT DOIT IE FUIIMEO EACH Iff I, 

and you must be raady to Join at once. Write your ad on separate sheet of 
paper. Forms close Thursday. 6 p.m., for Insertion In the following Issue. 
^MaTICE— ljH«j. SbMha telalUaU 01JIV u, .^djll.^rd £ roa£ 1*. a*at atto. II laSJaU an 

r MUST REACH US BY THURSDAY, 6 P. M. 






USED CQSIUHES FOR BALC 10 - 




FUTURE TIME WANTED BY "tr( 7, •' 
AT liSEKTY AT FUTURE BATE... A 


HCll AJMI JH^ATBicAll 

■ OVINE PICTURE THEATRES NM 


REMEMBER. CASH WITH COPY. 

We do not place charges for ads In the Classified Columns upon our books. 
We reserve, the right to edit copy. 

ALL COPY FOR ADS IN THIS DEPART/MEN 


Agents and Solicitors Wanted 

H PER WORD. CASH WITH COPY. 


Ohio. 


talki^^S^ran^'Mltb t^-' H^rewTof («S 


ScniJJgTrADY TRAIl IS ^fav.MHT.T— D«n, u 
^^^tmV^ U ljSlilILLrSl Ltaarrj™". 




TABLOTD4. Vaudrmb AebL AL SXAT1CO. IMI 
EaclliL dfl^and. Ohio. . 




WANTED — ClbHntuflira own Bouaa: Slock or Hep. 




HEW TOKK OFEEATOR AHD ELECTBICIA1I 
THEATHE/' Boiler. PenaajtlaDla. 


^^^^ 


AT ItBEKTr— A-l vnUDtVILLL PIANIST: 
Rid. fate, transpose, lump; prefer incil. ram- 
palij; mull Love llcHel. GEO. EHEL. I3."p0 Waao. 
In (ton Btril., Chicago. Illinois. Puom Hay 


vnre all riae", anil e-ikhI ILtpmrj". ilr^lrca ptrmo- 
neot ov*IU0D In nist-claK- Hotel, elavr pletore 


3a PER WORD. CASH WITH COPY. 






SiKErxiS; 'Wilis*'" 






At Liberty 

^Flrn^llaj^aas u> h U^U jjjjo 


BTHICTLY TEHPEHATE SUP EHXHTEND- 




U'lNTtS- I^iinrlil I-arlnn. 1SCP0 to 11,000: In- 


A 1 D&r/HatEB AMD XLYOPHONE SOLOIST 


UWolS"; ^xlm" ' acHpll" 2ia^™ l 3S0i™ 3l! 


TIGHT-WIHi: ACT— AT L111EHIT FOB HUH. 
JnwUnf. EDW. FOHUTHEY. Ola'Forie. Pa. 


is U>C c^u«n*Luodjv?^ounl» Tnlon rronk»)"oI 
tlw tost SMg nnJ^MrclH..! luuuDmii. 

fSTSSi? 1 ™ ^^iiS« 1 'Si?''dtrt* 1I 'M* 


"iB^n^^^l^Sap^^-tawilllia n^nj'pBOF. 
SBITllH. Pet-ram. Ttanenaee. 


wish poaiMo™«11h^niHi5l^aniear. tanderll'e' 


K^lMtn? "l"™ uJ^KV 1 «lKQL™ c Ji BlS 


Concessions To Lease 


AT LIBEBTT _ NOVELTY FEBFOBlfEB; 

Dell"™ Mlb^l^jj 1, T M\M^?tf T1Lm ' U,1 " ra ' 


^ valve raoianNE pi^ysB— bimole and 

AdS™ PHOF.°E U 6k^Nl"^rbrr* Tl*««™'* 


^EAUTIPUL WIULELUO PAUK^^oaiii Valhs'i 


AiS^^t^-Vsrf^ai 1 

:^jn : ^nr|^ , N!' £r«Eiir»l°w"*MIO 


A l LADY YIOLUTIST— LHJKAETl 4. F. OF 

itrtan^S'In™,"* "sril oEo"o"no«"'v" 

Unlat. 123 SO. Cooit St. .Uiiitxunii'o, Alabama. 


AT IXBEKTT— BTTBT STANLEY. BECAUSE 
uttwt iTim.FY, r r n« T .'i Penaaylvanla- 


VIOLTH1ST AND CELLIST— DEHIBE JOINT 

or dance ori-healr*: I IhtviiitIiI j ct jKbii'n.-f d : 

"im^ prefer cTtror OD^l'"oS^!n"ilTilWc!E: 
«l.rr . rea-noblc. Andrew "OBCHESTEA 
LEADER," AndllorlDSl, Mar.mil. Mlnonrl. 


Exchange or Swap 

la PER WORD. CASH WITH COPY. 


A- 1 PIANIST— LADY; QUICK SIGHT HEAD. 

llLcbclaaa plctnn bmiw pref era bl j ; 'jtcuc uilt J , 

memorlzlnc. coloa; ami Improves oje lor itneu 
■Mi niubi«. ^ctcir rnnsr, no« 


BOFKat FLUTE (lOW PITCH)— DOUBLE ID 
clarinet; caperlence B. and O.: will travel South. 
em^Sutes; ^J*^^ "ffitS 




ll ifrif l^ei Sl"^«i* T * < £r£n£? rr^rTl 
|.i lui. . I: ^r. ill In Aral leller. 
'fil.ABEMCE ALEKAHDEB, BuUnrton, Hinui, 


JESM IACTB^^' a loX. d »l^e'ilE™ , 6,B,riMIC *'- 


JnlTt°Jns^S»^e^t^i^rleVcM lo'^Pllnea'trn 11 ' 
.imBhoai u> mt'tln.-: Rnmnyn ninIM and 

EaSEf "hrin w""ho!B " aoTol«a J nrSeT»T"«iniirt! 
Jnlelllaent ond reOned °^<<& «" eltg oalialac- 

W">«,' n ! d^al .e mc''«^fljc| I i. p ""ll [njC™ "anawrr " 1 ': 




AT UBZBTY— TOUITO KAN AND WIFE I 
lor '49 mow; man for yi.no; we botn bare bid 
luia uf eiperieoce "oil con deU'er Hit lomln; 


£T c'^n^lU^riTcio^rT'ow" 3 ™ 




01 l7^nr^'eeai^a^ld°^« n |T^"aiDluQlM°toD/ s " 


SSilif ^ 


AT LTNEBTT— A-NO. 1 PODS-PIECE BAXO- 


Nanhrtlle. TennenaW!. 

1 1 vu£ S f™£lite'£' iSIc^i^aamf I biSurtl^ 


VIOLINIST AND PIANIST— KAN AHD 


chln». lull Ball:,,, Btrn„. ,s ul jijij,. tanao 
s.i.ii. M.ru ili, li.^ii.i, u,h Slrllar. Tralnad 


Until. Cincinnati. 


eiperlenced: wlU IrODPe on reliable inow imjlos 
nalarr^ double " Ias ^. MTCHKT.L. fill 


^ VIOLIN LEADEN AND ABBANOEN ANP 


Don uid Dor ca, 1IAHIIY 81QTU. Onn, Pa. 

ruXKUO SUIT ANP IIYI-NOTlHi CotjruaK— U 
oicnar^«J«^du UJ4UQ t «.°«»ij. ^UillVBl.1 


imjleur Ivr stroni ilramatlc pan. in raorl.m 
OOHDOH J " BI B™l**ri'*iSl" I ' C 'l' l OM BE!tT1r 


SSS »rHl '^ii SSt' ^r^'i^ U L^Ti»SSl'0'*'lIi'^3*' 
ln« wrpM. Cnltiaj, illlnoU. 


AT LXBEBTY — A-l EXPEBTEHCETI FI?E 


p^iiw; larse repcrrolr.-. HENKY BBOYTH, 


nwmtinrrn OHO AlflBT- PIAKIBT — CUE 


^oijnist and mniir at^t^bphtv- 

Attractions Wanted 

So PER WORD. CASH WITH COPY. 


For Salrj— Miscellaneous 

la PER WORD. CASH WITH COPY. 


AT 1IBEKTT— DHCMS AHD DELLS ; VAUEh'. 
VENl^carT'r^l^BttE* hSw™,"™ 1 ^ 




AT LTBEHTY — P1ANI ST : EJtPEHFEHCED IB 


HEAV T WEIGHT WBE9TLEB— FOB ATH- 
M^-Jie-: lend fiPK-rlpTlnn. HABBI 0. WTt- 


x^'iHHi, t'."\ 'm"' mii 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 10, 1*17. 



DIRECTORY 



"""ADVERTISING NOVELTIES 

K- Shun. Bl-ai W. Ma.ll.on it.. Chlcaio. 
P. r. rHltwrer^lB^ 23d^st.. New J^rira Cll 

A D VERTt SING STICKERS ^ 

AERIAL ADVERTISING 

Siwl h'o'lltj lifr- Co.. lTIO Elba it.. (Mods' 
alia* J. Con/no. SMS McLean lie., Cbloaco. 1 

AERONAUTS 

Belmont Slilen' Balloon Co.. Box 35. Heed Gil 

AEROPLANES 

Adver^g^^^MrjMn aie^CJlra epj^. 

H™u '.Illation Co.. mi win™ ate.. Chlaijo. 

^Tt^sS'S™.' JllllUll Co.. Both, N. T. 
AEROPLANE^EXHIBrnON FUGHTS 

ALLIGATORS 



AMUSEMENT DEVICES _ 

C. JV. Par 

ANIMAL DEALERS 



ANIMALS (Sea Lioi 



ANNOUNCEMENT SLIDES 
KoTrltr HUnt Co.. nr. B. 23d at., N. Y. Clly. 
ARMY AND NAVY AUCTION GOODS 



^'''"ASBESTOS CURTAINS 

ASBESTOS CURTAINS AND FIRE- 
PROOF SCENERY 



BITS AND SPURS 
Incrnun Htr. Co.. Xtm*. N. J. 
BLANKETS 
Borti^BUntH Mt». Co.. SOO Filbert ai 

BOOKING AGENTS 



™" BOWLING ALLEYS 

t ICft Co. i.K W. UVtB «., Ind! 

BRIDGE BALL 



BURNT CORK 

Meier, 'l J ■jB^L, N«w ljwIM 

CALCIUM LIGHT 
(Ox-HTdrsasa On* llBnaiaotnrar.) 
Capital Mdne. CO., B2S a. BtirtniD at., Chicago- 



CANE AND DOLL RACKS 

:■ Ildul Co.. tttvt. 330. Ostloah. W<- 

CANDY FOR WHEELS 



CIRCUS * JUGGLING APPARATUS 

'Ma Wjck, FolKn ClikrIniinU. 0. 

CIRCUS WAGONS 
Bcm Wtfon Co.. Kanaaa citr. Ilo. 

CIRCUS SEATS 

Kanau Clij. l£o. 



CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND VOUNG 
MEN 

Hcricr ■. Bam A Nat. Bad HarasI «L, 8u fill 
CLOWN WHITE 

Veitr, 1-3 E. M **JJ W 

COASTER CARS 
plphla TaboHan Co.. 130 Dnril *t., Full 
COLO CREAM 

CONCESSIONAIRES' SUPPLIES 



CONE MACHINERY 

Loltr * Drleahich. 213 Bntlm lL. CI lie Inn. 

CONFECTIONERY MACHINES 

. Z. Lot*. 17! HlCD It.. Si 

_, SSS3IJ 



*3S 



COSMETICS 



If you entertain the slightest doubt that advertising 
in this Trades Directory of ours is a 

GREAT BARGAIN 

consider the following carefully: 

At 15 ets. a copy The Billboard costs you on 
the stands per year _ S 7.80 

At 25 cts. a line (our regular rate) your ad 

would cost you for 52 weeks $13.00 

Total $20.80 

Yet we give you both for $10.00. A saving of $10.80. 



k/UTOMA-l 
W AUTOMfl 



.T^E^EC^ECON OM IZER 



BADGES, BANNERS, ETC 

De Moulin Bros. 4 Co.. Dept. 5. OreeorilJ,. HI 

BADGES, BUTTONS, ETC. 
W^gfTn Co.. «i woodland a™ 

ESSfirStTSBKSaJBS 1 

BALLOONS 

Bnnl NonllT Ol.'i™^! at. Cinclnn.il. C 

SortnwMlero mmm Co.. 240S Cljbonrn mit 

Chlrago. PL 

w ^^ALL THR^IN G GAMES ^ 

»w™ No.. Co.. 132* BrcimoR «., M 

BAND MUSIC 
BBtti Mtnle How. ids VT. kUdlson at, Co I tag. 
BANNERS 



CANES AND WHIPS 

eland Can* Co.. CleTeland, 



CARNIVAL FRONTS AND SHOW 
BANNERS 




. Cblr.eo. ITI. 

CHAIRS, GRAND STANDS, FOR 

RENT 
Ed Flood. Clerdud, 0. 
CHAIRS— 0°ERA AND FOLDING 
DhuI 

WING GUM MANUFACTURERS 



lull Heart ox C 



Tolodo Cbewloa; Con 



7 E. 43d 



COSTUMES 



COSTUMES (Rant and Soil) 



EAVES COSTUME CO. 



COWBOY BOOTMAKER 
CUTS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS 




PROGRESSIVE TOY CO. 



DOLL RACKS 
DOLLS 



Jj™* * Co.. 7B WW Vu'ln <t, i 
r^l?" d^Cdrnjril anpplj Co.. lit Utth no.. 

itw Tor Hit CoV. It; Si'l5aJ£ 



DRUMS (Snara and Ban) 

Umit Bi>o». ICS W. Uldlaon it. Odiafa 
l( A l-adwlf, 2410 W. 14th it.. Coitus. 
^DRUMMERS' SUPPLIER 

LodiilB * l»dlll|.'TR^ ■ l""'lL^'cEi'eiSo'. 

ELECTRIC BELTS 

Tbe Elu-trlc ApDllmn Co., BullutOD. Kan. 

ELECTRIC INSOLES & INHALERS 

The Klovlrle Annll.nee Co.. Borlln|roa. Kan. 

ELECTRIC LAMPS 

PWM tppui 
be Gray KleotHc Co.. BprlnjafM. O. 

ELECTRIC LIGHT OUTFITS . 
nlienal Uom Co., u.nliab. WU. 
ELEC. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS^ 

ELECTRIC NOVELTIES 



lal Electric Stare LlEbtlnB C 

ELK TEETH (Walrua) 

Norrttr Co.. 405 Fldalao ■ 

EMBROIDERIES 



EYE^BROW PENCILS 

FA CE^POWDE R ^ ^ 

PAIR BOOKING AGENCIES ' 

Bime*. 58 S. Stale •!., Chloan. UL 

fisirkg Amunement CanlraeUu Companj, Is. 

u FAIR GROUNDS GOODS 
FEATHER FLOWERS 



FEATURE LECTURE SLIDES 

W. Ucdur Gordon, 200 V/. 14ID «.. N. I. CltJ. : 

FELT MANUFACTURERS 
S. Biroot. a CO.. IMS GUI Mib u.. X. t. 0. 

FERRIS WHEELS 
Ell Brldno Co., Boi 143. Roodnunac, lit. 
W. P. Bbav .Co.. I3S5 Fort Road. Wins... D. 0. 

FESTOONING 
Ctdnuo Flo* £ DHinllu Co.. UH Wabaah 



FILM MANUFACTURERS 

MM Film life. Co.. IUI Dl?*nH) I 



FIREPROOFERS OF COTTON AND 
LINEN FABRICS 

Tba Aotlprro. Co.. 110 Qua at, N. I. C!t». 
Fl REWORKS 



A. L. DUE FIREWORKS CO. 



. Inc., B224-D23I * 



- The Billboard 



47 



It^-fclj^flBB*. Dl.pll, CO.. 38 Son 

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS (Only) 
Cottu. llre"orka Co.. Wear Hnaeo, Conn. 
FISHPONDS 



n.lrago. IlL^ t s A , ^ ]18 * 

H.*si'aite A 'Son'. Imr.1 IJTFnllon at., N. T. C. 
Culled BUM Trot 1 Awulni Co., US Hurt] 
Iteaplalnra it, Cblenio. Ill 
FORTUNE WRITE RS^(lnviiiW») 

FOUNTAIN PENS' 
Bert Bn».. MI Broailarar. New York Cltr. 
Jamer Kellrr. 1B1 E- 2SJ «L. Now York Cltr 
Uic Fountain Peo * Mr, Co.. 11 ADO «.. N. I 

. GAMES 
Sri.pt 111,. Col. 490 W. lOtb >L. IndlanapolU 

^awng^devices w 
'gasoline burners ' 

w. z. Lou*, in Hint nL. HDriniadd. o. 
GLASS DECORATED NOVELTIES 
Lanraal.r Olain Co.. Unnilti. O. 
GLASS NOVELTIES (Tuba and Rod) 
porn <iia» Co.. -Vlnelanit, S. J. 

GOLD FISH 
E. k. knTknSsVk. **** 11> 

GREASE-PAINTS. ETC. 

II. MHMdk Co., 120 w. Stat at... fi. I. O 

Zander E™.. Ik, lilt W. 4SO. at, N. T. C 



INCANDESCENT tjMHTl 
INDIANS AND INDIAN COSTUMES 

INDIANS AND INDIAN MEDICINES 

Idaho Nall.e Hero Co.. Bob*. I*.. Sfp fur renlj. 
^JAPANESE SO: i 



. N. Sbora Co.. 2JT.M1 W. MidUoo .L. Oltin, 
BltiToiD 4 Woll. IB K. (K at.. New York Cltj-. 
Bluer Breo., B2 Bowrrr. No- York Cltr. 
Bin oil WUniiia Co.. m Perns are.. Fiiotton. 
" ■ KNIVES 



LAUGHING GALLERY MIRRORS 
LEATHER AND ALUMINUM 



LEATHER PILLOW TOPS 

- LETTERHEAD PRINTING 
Ernrnt I. F.Diu. Co., BIT 8. DmUn at. Chi 

LIGHTING PLANTS 
LiLt.ru) Dolor Co.. OM.ko.6. Wla. 
(Bout LIGHTS 

BoITo * Wejer, ua a. Baeiun m., caluin. 
puMk tj^ollo, Lljltllnit Co.. Pane, 111. 
J. PriDkH. ■••Olio. Ultllt. for iiHlItU, 11(b) 

l| |b*. rc, n. nrtB mi caicmo. m. 

Bulled ""tan' Tj"t b °r i£n!ni*ol!7*22» 1, rlorl» 
""pi" i"« Cblein, in. 

Wlndbor.i * Co., 1M-10B N. lit* EL. BL Unit. 

„ LIQUID MAKE-UP 

Too ntu Co. (YtratbMl TIMl. Bocbeattr, N. T. 
„. , MAGIC GOODS 



MANUFACTURERS MECHANICAL 
AMUSEMENT DEVICES 

Hpi-.-tirli.HpiiiiD.b. North Tonawaoda 14. T. 
*. P. llrtniM. Co.. Conor latand. N. Y. 



MASK6 

The.Dioal and brriitf) 

wok * M * T »f5id A ™ a?" i A N TI8TS t c 
MERRY-GO-ROUNDS 



MERRY-GO-ROUND ORGANS AND 
ORCHESTRIONS 

A. 918 W. MUi it., New York Cltr 

MOV. J»jC. ^E L EC . L I GH T OUTFITS 
MOVING PICTURE MACHINES 



Lam* Tkoaior SuppIj Daw Mst c^eam 

^St Lonlt. Mo. ' 

Bi-d in MU r ,C A Th RANG i ER w 

e. a T.ibotf'* cJ C i£? l n lTING n. c 
MU^ICAL^BELLS^ ^SPECIALTIES 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 



CARL FISCHER 



OLD HOME WEEK SPECIALIST 

'. U Tlirk, 31 E. M.rfcf I, Alzoa. O. 

OPERA CHAIRS 
'"n"" ~l Co*. ^a*«d**Graod art 

£FR2& *m*l to-, we Cb-Krai «-. St 
liidUoii culr A DHk Co.. UiuUIon. O. 
toil" Po^tSra'cS!' SU^EtSat^fa*. 

ORANGEADE 
Mrle* Orangeade Co.. Garfield Sta.. Cttlraat 

ORGANS AND ORCHESTRIONS 



PADDLE WHEELS 



A_ 1. KemeLen ft Co., St Paoi. 
Now Tor »**. Co.. 30 S. liarlrl 
- Mfr. Co.. SJT W. MarBacm a 



PARASOLS 

Ftarkford Kro*.. BOB Filbert at.. I .: 

PARK B'LD'S, CYCLONE COAST- 
ERS. CONCRETE SWIMMING 
POOLS. ETC 



EVERY CLIENT A BOOSTER 




We do m 
■Jity. popularity or per 
We deliver the % 
Also we 

bunch as fhoueh it w 
New York Times. 

AH inquiries answered fully, t 

THE BEL0JBOAKD P 




PEANUTS, ALL VARIETIES 
.^tagro* b™. lae.. PW« bta. and W 




PIANOS 

Piano Co.. Ctolombor. O. 
PIANOS (Electric) 

PILLOW TOPS 



POCKETBOOKS (High-Grado V-in-t) 
A. BoamBial A son, 322 Tremriiil M.. Homo. 

^ POODL DOGS ^- 

POODLE DOGS. STU FFED ANIMALS, 
DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS 



POPPING CORN (The GrainV 
BnaaWOi.. 290 B^aaajaaldjtjO ^y rjjfij 
POPCORN MACHINES -- - 

Holramb l^Bto ft,, IOO V, s Huitb It, 

W^.^Lonl* B*a3S^Et^k£MpMat n> ii 
Prmtt ancblne Co.. 2 BIhou aL, Jollct, rn. . 

PORCUPINES 
UDWOOd B. Flint, Kottg witerlonl. Me. 
PORTABLE ELEC. LIGHT PLANTS 



PORTABLE SKATING RINK 
erlna Portable Bkatlni- Bin* Co.. Pool.. K 
PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS 

' mlw °*- post CARDS '- V 

, Stain Pob. Boor. BOS S. ante at. Otlea 

'si" CARD AND TINTYPE M, 
CHINES AND SUPPLIES 



> CUPPING SERVICE ( 
PRINTERS 



NEWPORT JOUJ 11 ^* 1 - 



RAINCOATS (Mfra.) 
Homo Kaiiwwt Co.. tt*4 B. Balated at., fh'ta 
Balneoat Ufa. CO.. KOUanoi Biaj., New Toik, 

ROLL TICKETS 
Ai.hU tFJekot Co., lHM r. arir OUeafB. 
DODOldaoo Uthafnpb Co.. Newport. Kj. 
SatHEnS naEoI Co.. Saamkln. Pa. 
Bojol Ttekot Co.. seanokln. Pa. 

ROUGE 



N. Y. MERCANTILE TRADING CO. 



SCHELL'S SCENIC STUDIO 



SCENERY FOR HIRE AND SALE 

(jnelia Groin. 81S Sprint Garden at. Pfilln. 
SCENIC 

PwonthU. at. Slodlo. 19 W. 20tb it. CnltMO. 

(Continned on page SO) 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



The Billboard 



WANTED R. T. RICHARDS' 

SUPREME SHOW OF THE WORLD 



-PEOPLE IN ALL BRANCHES OF THE CIRCUS BUSINESS. - 



Traveling on its own train of specially equipped motor and horse-drawn vehicles. 

Absolutely new and up-to-date. Embracing first-class sleeping, traveling and dining accommodations for per- 
formers, officials and working people. Invites correspondence from performers of unusual and novel acts, including 
riders, contortionists, aerialists, etc. Sober, reliable, competent bosses ambitious for advancement. Musicians and 
leaders; also man to furnish good side show. Band composed of white men. Will also entertain offers from persons 
having wild animals of all kinds for sale. Address all communications to 

R. T. RICHARDS' SUPREME SHOW OF THE WORLD, Room 1316 Candler Bide., MO West 42d St., New York City 



FOR SALE 

50-Foot Hatch Motordrome 

New Top, Machines, two Banners, all 
complete. Stored in Orlando, Fla. Win 
■ell cheap. L. B. WALKER, 

Me Broadway, Bolton, Mia. 



fit SHOW ITIfUCTIOK ft- 



SLOT MACHINES 



*.nj — fx College Tescbcre at Bmacallia. 
M-M. G. u. Wlmon. low, SHU College. 
City — Am. Chemical Hoc. April — . 



ciEUAtoD ate.. New .York Ciij. 

walaat itTr PhSiSpnj"" 
■ttktkma— ML KbclroTi Ln 
-■— - M e. F. Perrj. «e 

Oaai Baling Pa. Fmlernal UystJe 
April 811. m-.nl 1. High, 553 W. 




J TVthnnloGJ Club*. ^Apcll 



NOTES FROM LEAVENWORTH 

Jobn J. Procter mau(<T or tbt ProclM 
maaemeat Comranj, or HiM Arlt, U «i 



.wag 



r lol tBiw dara a 



H. L- Ftahtr. or Plltatats. 1 



PENHBrLTANtA 



itrn ujrrt. of nojai engag- ■ 



McCLELLAN SHOWS 



62 TBe Billboard 



TABLOIDS 

Hoiftrose. Lillian, Uualeil CdiuMT (Palac.) DC- u 
McNali'y'a Hloley bee Glria (Central) Bldde. 
Oa, loo Daddy, fi>« E«Wy. B.JT.1 LUimlD, Kin., o 
Icbalers. Hot, Palm Bfwb Gill* (Piedmont) 
tbM'l, Tb A ilaM. llllfe Players (Pallet) 
Detroit. Web., Infer. 

Zimi'i imrrlran dlrl Co.: (Qnuid) Balelgb. 
laSws Ll!us mnrjilrd Ct^jjl VoaW. max.; 

^SP^SST'Im^ .'aVaC line*." * 


WILLIAMS- STANDARD SHOWS, Ltd. 
Zeldman & J'oMIe Show» 

CIKCUS & WILD WEST 

llpp & FrLtim ClrcnHi En route through South 

MISCELLANEOUS 

nemo, Hypnotist : atxalncJe, Pa., 0-10. 


THE CORRAL 

{Continued front pafe 23) 

to fall Does oa the rider, a be .11 placed 
an ambulance and rubed 'o^tho bosidtal^wbl 

to B pB W s^-rloat™ir^red^'AI*lI- £ 35 
bellu.ed Hill r-be bad been latnlly lajnroo. « 
teen mlnotea Uter Doc P.rdre and^I ™ * 

aStflS aod'w'pr^ly^dN^rrSi'.e 
o^inon^tbic OKI sbe * roto the lbr™nd> rt> 
tod lMt^ritoa too aeoastloo fur »hlcb^th 

ene, comprereUT collspaed- They did Dot tas 

ffiif i «MM -r! >B ^T^ gS -" It. as taavasn 
de*i laaJiSiii and atna displayed' b, t 


- S-JSjjgTa-B **agg ? 

I Mo^u.^oib^t^lUnJ. flow lt»ln. EJ Mr- 
1 ^^lo^ins li^Se'Jtnbme ib^rt U^lleld. 

! Tilrier b a» M Ib^oSb^(^°o^r 
' Lo»'bX!j'ir^^^r'tbl Q t,ET^^ JPPJ^U 
1 been oiy peraonal friend. (Jo was InJ^CTtaoofl 
: 'Isllsaal Order ol Cowboy Hanrers. and lo°dealb 
Br !• otm onr pard. in, my mlnd'i eyo today 1 
o^nc^ about^o tr tbe Biro trnlli ot^iire.^ with 


E^m ; i Faadni B»™,^& Ml, mcr.^: (Pot- 

MINSTRELS 

field's. Al 0.: Hlgeralami. Hd.. T: Cumberland 
In. 0., Id: Pflreeriburi-. . v£"vo., 17. 


THE ANNUAL 

SPRING SPECIAL NUMBER 

—OF— 

The Billboard 


i? l 'land*ddDS%'Sa^Hi^ aS bSjwMapS 
b^Vear^™niniwifed Pl »^ihe" Ult, 

^"^.^n^'ia:: r*Si afjcg^ 

I h i l ould"'*ri'te' '"'ettTri"^r''^dnrini; i^,°tliJl!; 


H. C. ft-lO; Cbatlanrwga. Tenrr.. 13-17. 

^^.*r.^B.*ojTm^*^a^ s. a. toilet. 
VlSor^ Bud: <n*Tbnab Tbeater) BrooBlyn 6- 

CARNIVAL COMPANIES 

winter qmrtai. Beaton BTaebor. seen. B. F. D. 4. 
DCVAUX'S GREATER SHOWS 


WILL BE 

ISSUED MARCH 19TH 

Dated March 24th 
CIRCULATION, 58,000 COPIES 

The last forms will close at Midnight 
Sunday, March 18th. 

NO SPECIAL POSITION GUARANTEED 
AFTER MARCH 10TH. 

"It's your move," Reserve your space 
now, or, better still, send your copy today and 
avoid the rush. 

Success in advertising is the art of buying 
experience at a profit. 

To undertake to build up a successful and 
§ profitable business without advertising is like 
= throwing a bare hook into the water to catch 
E fish. 


UNDER THE MARQUEE 

ICootlnoed Iron, page =i) 
for^brnjry g_ and ^ro»nd ^ v^oay. ^b, 

■niiorintetiEloDt ol properties vltb lbs rmtDbreK- 

Adjror Dill i- mahlrv iKvoni-atlooa to Hie 

^"^"iu''Hn^^^. ^ l"S!« , '.lni' r |im4''^n^ «tb 
!-'l".t«'St'!h Ibc^'ilm" rtJ^Jornos 'palloSon 
fn'lk.'rr.e"' """" " "* ""^ 

^^^raF^KOT^j ^ plo-^ '»^oS^™?si 




rate* Hypnotic Co., *V Vernon. BD*r.: Galena, 
dyoterlooi Smith Co.. A. P. 8n>IUj, mar.: Cot 
12°*Cfl'l'on? n S-'ll: S "Hrt!aM & 7°: 'tlti* V 'f 
liKhell 4 MltcbfJI^rtltol, Tenn., Ba 

°e£i: B^iordA^T'nVlo!" 7 °' mrr " 

•»=.yggy i ia's ; fc^ri-t 

ara Hypmrtlc Co.: p b ■ rpebnrr . Pa., H-JOi pfe- 
Keen Bocto 12-14; Natrona IS- IT. 


° axeot^t".^!,' 1 * "amntaasa.^ 
llCri'rSle.' i?'p?' 1 kS aatl^aafS 

0 tXTb7tb"„.'n:,' ''; 'wi!,';. V-iM 'i'de'L'l 

ttut tb* kl ™* J*™"*' *' ete & •o" b°ih" «v'°b 

1 know tnp"a« I lll°bo"fci < -*'"'"*j eltuer.^l 


j na^BV^lu'rVe"». "elo^^a^lohled "l".' *W- 


Jon«. fcln^r J.. Sho—: Kkii^r,-. Flo.. BMT. 

gES^sSaSEwS 

Sm»«J. Con T.. Sbo.iT Tampa, Pit, 2-12. 

lurtatiUX dm I ED SHOW* 


e niimao f"r a lew —lit—. While la Mll-aobon 

...„r|r !>.., „■-:- t:„l. n( Mr ^.IbjjL^Of 

! SSi*'mii I1 ^nl« S 'nsd'"be'^l%<rnaa't> tor* 
- four of bin ponlea la • Bra at fMlralooaa. . 


Victoria Attractions 


ADDITIONAL ROUTES ON 
PAGE 73 



FEBRUARY 10. 1(17. 



The Billboard 



LAST CALL- METROPOLITAN SHOWS -LAST CALL 

Will Open Saturday, Feb. 17, at Mobile, Ala., Mardi Gras 

WANT— Any really meritorious Attraction that does not conflict with what we have and legitimate Concessions of all kinds. Also one more 
Hrii-class SENSATIONAL Free Attraction. Can place Colored Musicians, especially CORNET and BARITONE, for first-class PIANTAT1UH 
ShOW— must be sight readers— to report Feb. 12 for rehearsals. FOE SALE— One Dolly Varden Electric Paddle Wheel, in good condition; 
Sso 22-foot Circus Wagon, euitable for Carnival; practically new, full platform spring, steel axle, end and side doors, water-proof top; cheap for 
cash if sold before shipping to opening stand Feb. 15. We offer to intelligent Showmen and Concesaionaires a long season, courteous treatment 
ami the best obtainable territory, with an organization that for years has stood for all that is beat and tabooed all that is objectionable in the 
Carnival world. . Address all communications until Feb. 15 to 

C. E. BAR FIELD, Manager Metropolitan Shows, Box 1545, Fensacola, Fla. 




54 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY tt,4M7. 



p PIC 




AND EVERYTHING' 1 


'HAT ^ APPERTAINS THERETO 



TO FIGHT FILTHY FILMS 

As a "Best Business Bet" and in the 
Honest Belief That It Will Really 
Bring Prosperity Back 




courage of them. 
- They got in In the beginning heft 
big men inspected Its vast and f; 
reaching poeatbmtles. 

They entrenched themselves secoi 
ly while btg men, sto'l skeptical, were 

Idly Increasing vogue of the pictures 
was but an ephemeral and fleeting pre- 
■ dilirtion on the part of the public 
Then, as little men with narrow" 




are seven btg lob* 
linistered by a b 



' VAnd he la the constant prey 
- " He is especially leary of me: 
and broader minded (ban htm 
Aware of his own soortcoml 
limitations he would, if he thu 



; If not 

of fear. 



small square pegs In big round holes, 
are even smaller, shorter and perhaps 
triangular. 

Thai's the answer. 

And It comes very near being the 

That Is why scientific management 



NOTICE 



To the Officers and Members of^the National Asso- 
ciation of the Motion Picture Indastry ; -. 

Convinced that the greatest good of the greatest 
number of those engaged in the motion picture game 
would be insured were you to strike at the primal cause 
of the evils that affect them rather than the ravages 
thereof, such as hostile legislation, etc., and that you 
will find that primal cause in the filthy film, we re- 
spectfully call upon you to abate it. . | 

You have the power. _ > 

Have you the inclination? 

And the courage? 

\ The Editors of The Billboard. 



fear will undermine • 



Neither is any other man on The Bill- 
board's editorial staff, but rather than 
participate In the profits from ai 



.la but for it. 
revocation. 



to the Nth power we miss o 
We have determined that s< 

must be done about It. 

We can no* dislodge or tl 

the Ustiheads. Nor can any 



pect little If a 



h It. but we Bi- 



bb* profits on all of thesi 
i Alms, make many of I 
and every now and then k 



FEB RUARY 10. 1B17. 

MARY PICKFORD TO COAST 



s,« Yort. Feb. 3.— It lu been •□wan.cwJ bj 
u» Wi> MW— Corporation tbat Imnwdl. 
.KIT mllo-Hoe completion or M>rJ Plcaford-. 
btt>< aleUm. *»» Poor "tU» Hid. Girl. now 

tare i>™io«o «c r.. L«. "i" lii H i r i fflt 



The Billboard 



in (be Unit. Tin Fliit ot II 



ROLL IN 8. STURGEON 



a Company, Inc. nt But! Bar- 



1 cnlerprl» will be Uw 



t»t loslnil dU MM of 
fx >Mtim errert. .m 

Ha :.-,,( n,™*,. bol 

Wtml.r point n ( t|™. 



ASTRA 3TUDI0 BUSY 

Making Gold Rooater Play, for Pathe 

Tori,, Feb. S.-W1U, two pur.- wUD. 
Poirf or iiw irar im Tbe Donbli c™, in- 



■ Alien, wbo hmm b 



- Belli, wbo color* 



■wW WUtn bM^M.Ml. ta^ to become 
• Hretter. tie Mil afr «| . ^h,, ,„ 

J"K lb. tin* or k. „„ Y „» 

K-T :»b w ^ £. ts 

*"■» ««l wbo win b. 1„ lb* h, eerllL 

CHRISTINE MAY O RETURNS 
To o e -v«rnp" p.rt, far Ivan Film. 

■ — Obrftln. Mm. who 



Tb. plan lo wbleh tbo Oral 



STATE RIGHTS 



NOW SELLING ON 



20,000 



LEAGUE* 

UNDERthe/EA' 




STATES SHOWN IN BLACK ALREADY SOLD 

NOTHING LIKE IT O N EARTH 

Beyond all question the Greatest State Rights 
Proposition ever offered 

Here's an opportunity tor State Rights Buyers such 
u has Dover been offered before. A production that 
coot over a. half million dollars to produce, and which 
took two yean in the nuking. 

Played to $22,000 in Two Weeks 
Broadway Theatre, New York 



A production that will be as (rood i 

today as it is this minute. Jules Ve. 

novel, "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA," haa 
bred for fifty years. It is still a best seller. Tner— 



vek.ua filmkation of Jules Veraea dreams 



Stiil Playing on Broadway 
to Capacity 



details, to- 
il. Address 



Pres., Largest Film Concern 



iilh alaro ■■ now en ncbl iu r a roJe peculiarly 
dramatic and ebaracterittle, in the Japeiieee- 

tbe rrtmarj releue ot tbi inn mm Corpora- 



MILO RELEASES COMEDY 



STOUT IS PROMOTED 



M AX! NE ELLIOTT BEGINS 



■» Uh camera In tbe Ft. L» stnoloo oC 
nnonrament 1* made bj Selawn tbat 



c ot tool* K. Aaapocber. author ot tbe 
Uatened Woman. Tb* Heme or ebaraetar 



The Billboard 



LOEW, HODKINSON AND MARK 
TESTIFY AT INVESTIGATION 

Statements Indicate Picture Industry Can Not 
Bear Additional Tax— Loew Cites Decrease 
in Earnings— Operating Expense 
of Strand Increased 


liat^tJdTof°*a ...r < U*T wlll^ba ■*■*■*■■ 
SLOGAN MEANS SOMETHING 


^^(^^^"'tSoalA^-f? 1 "'anf^'^S 






Haw I* r 1 . rrt. «.— Tbe lnatatlsatlOB to tbf 
commute* appointed by lie few York 
Stata to li«U(iu tb* astir* B> 
*■ I"™— todontrr «M report whether tie 
WW was IB - poailoo » •UK 1 farther 
U eootunwd Oil »"« St tn. Hurray Hill 
Betel. ^ ^ 

tut rZ'haToo ran]' lo Bud with tli^i«watTin. 


snltal >•■ Increased lo 13 ,000.000. of which 

iireed. u saDmlt wntira answers lo ! Iiat of 
'oTtr-eU. OMeUona which He commute, bad aqb- 


A rapreseDlatm of Tbe Blllboant bad ooca- 
sertena ™ n«.' atd, alt'ona!. Be ^o. In tbe 
t b a bo oaa. *"°" " *™ *" 


ATMOSPHERIC 

• 

Tbe Charm Screen 


" n tb^ , ^oa^M™f"tb l a^o b q*l^^M^^ *"* m "* 

Mkmttngr appear Hi rtanonee to'wV request 
ot lb* committee. Th. lsTeatlchtlon waa Sd- 

lenraed until Hit Wednesday, .ben it .111 bo 


RUMORS ARE RIFE 
Along Film Row in Lea Anoslss, Cal. 

Lns Isaaill. CaL. y*b. t.-Msny mmora are 
nol the lew of wbieb asaM the (Beet u ^'^ c J l ^, 


Corniqne Film Company, wblcb ream™ So«w 
mli w inmtKilj >IM»a "J^Zi °™° 


SAMUEL ROTHAPFEL 


WANTED— THEATRE 

turn m "^."sootb -°wwl 'uSmfaox 


"VrST to tne 'present «" 
at estertslnme..t SQ^ eiSIS. ■■ BbW^*« ^ 

MmoIiH iRiMMI « "* ■ 

B»Jik- pobUe alone Uiw sad Ihe 
Mwum eompetlOon. Sn mot en lo fin I 
apeelBc example of Mi Bern.it a™, boos*. 
•M be «u earned tioaooo ran aan 
nilutnvli "raM imtr W.OO. nin^tm. 

""Tbe Ibtmie 01 UK popularity of the motion 


Motion Picture Magnate, Capitalist, Promoter and 
Man- of -Affairs, Is Unalterably Opposed 
to tbe Dirty Film 


JAMES YOUNG HELD 
For Aliased Assault on Manager Harry 

^blew M rah S.-Jamea Ton*, 

8oada, Kl by Usrl.tratr UcO^S* ti *tiw"*W» 
Side Coort no the thaie of •saasllisg Barry 

t^™^ L la(V*?°^f ■tTns> > Jnsl 'rbea'S 

«rI ld IoT!D,°iDa*ber* BnBnhZssT ^0"!^" 

tor fX.HJO, wblcb aba allercd bekneed to bar. 

Pctknire^be^™p^T^noei M l^rl , ahaag elatel 
tUl Her bnaband. who bad «ddeol, .Rwarad b 


Mr. Rothapfel built the Strand In New Tore, and Ufa policy made 
it the best paying house In tbe world until he built the Rraito, which 


only, which will seat 4.000. 

Be Is one ol the bis men In the picture field— a prince among: ex- 
hibitors. 

Exhibitors generally can well afford to take a tip from the ex- 


felhnc rlibt elnni IB liner la proportion than 

but toe lndnatry need* bBi™ tniunt in es- 

1km took up Uf question of tie rnlui W 
which the Industry la BinTerlne; from, chief 

■■MHI boltdlPS regulations, la respnaae lo 

far aa Ilia or that eort co the aim trade snf- 

aot last." uld Mr. toe* emphatically, "and 


perience of this most highly successful man and resolutely bar the 
fllth-IUm (ram their houses. 

At the conclusion of his testimony In the Legislative inquiry at 
Albany, N. 1., last week, Mr. Rothapfel made the following general 

"I think the industry Is Bolus to cleanse ISewkC. No amount of 
censorship can stop It. Like a baby growing too fast. It is aa yet hardly 
able to toddle on Ita feet, but it will broaden, end In bound to be a 
great influence in tbe amusement world. It now lacks ethics and 


twelve months, for there le no hiding the (act that a war la on." 

mince tbo Inquiry closed last Friday tbe committee has decided to 
investigate tbe financial standing of the ■various companies end 
branches. On Monday It sent to about forty manufacturers and dis- 
tributors a letter explaining the work of the committee. Accompany- 
ing the letter was a printed list of forty- air questions to be answered 

way similar to those that ban been aaked by Senator HInman ot the 
witnesses who have appeared In person. 


Corporation, came 10 the eland. He aald that 
taprape. mmTdld not P'T Mi bf^raj^illM 

SSv T^ra*tbe" werhlr'cort " VaVlll »' we. 
stoat 1*000 and l^hnd^s^Un prs—t IM 

at^r^^WJ"™^ ™i.™.erpirfd"on 
mVabo^llw'iri Tb* a^fsres^seM^thbt^th* 


SUNSHINE CORPORATION 
Will Make Comedies in Chicago 

Cbleeeo, Feb. (t— That CHeaso la fas! be 

latest la tbe Saneblne Film Corporation, In- 
corporated under Illinois lava, for tb* prodac 

aa Sunny Puma. William Bnckley, Jr., director 


•HI be put in mollos it Ihe. newly oeathioM 
Fine Aru-Uajntlc-Trlaiicle ilndloa. In wbieb 

plred. and to* dlmlnnrjTa alar le canalderlns 
Bgtb Boiido, at the eompleaon of tbe aerial 
Balboa for New Tort, ft it In not yet tnoam 

snr) tbt CedlBya bare In r cited lo cjotiei plciora 
tarenmO) in Inn iorelea. 


COLDWVN UNDER WAV 
Starts Aetivltiee at Fort Lee, N. J. 

nsM br her ntskat, u.rooenie Mstsb. -b. 

purer. Ind^^beesma wk, ^ mta **^ i J ^ 
Waubea. 


MARY GARDES TO STAR 
In Kfeluraa for Goldwyrt Corporation 
■e» Tar*, fw^*.— Mii» Oartbrn^lh^opwr.. 

at lee OuMinnirt wfta Oofctwra Flcroree 


completed by J. K. WUHs, the anatUBf manaxn 
Broadsay. The Botbatwr mm Company 
lag Uett own ataato and yrlanny plant, 
scent tb* peSoe* of (awsral manasw of tbe 


GAIL KANE ON COAST 
wltb Lanrette Taylor In tbe atat* pUjT°Tae 




GOES WITH EDGAR LEWIS 

Saw Tort. Cab. S.-Mltebell tswla. wbo r» 




CAUSE FOR REJOICING 
to. AesaM, Cat. reb. 1—as alsbt^nnd 
lay tali waaB. 



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FEBRUARY H, 1*TT. 



CARNIVAL AND CIRCUS 



SHOWMEN'S LEAGUE 
WORKING UNTIRINGLY 

Spuing No Eipenao tor Third 
Banquot-Bo.ll— Plana Ar- 
To A.oid Confu- 
sion in Seating Guasta 



a iu aa.aaa aoa o( tt. o 



SIS'. 

£2; 



d the oaLtfc la cntrfc of tl 



KATHER INE 8 TINB0N 
OfTsn Hit Scrvico to Army and Navy 



THE FINIS IS THUS WRIT 



B or,.... — liiHui HeMH, c«rse L. 



DR. LE ROUG H DEAD 



PARKING CHARGES WITHDRAWN 



TM BIlUKUrt Iwrort on Snlurtnj o* M 



At Liberty— Freak Baby 

il^^hs ■ 

wanted s£ aa.yja ^h.??r^ 



iv£J&^^,UK ESS 

">Su.' 1 i?'AItS. T°R* H«Jt.. Me* 00 

VrM CUrfa^ntu] »^ S udI,t ^i,° r ~Sj t ^ti-' 
*^nLs£ bK! 1 km 'ibi™"™ i 

(i, bit-mi ■diertiliu KMmn Im Bt I 
Oat bu tier Lwn itiemDttd bj 

ctga si* Milwaukee fi NorUlweaterD. Mr. Albert 
■act tb*™ ■< tbe train. erpMBidttin irroB* 
■saallf 0 Cincinnati BIlllKMrtl afflc*. 

SS'Sl rVm"^^ liil Cbicito poll" 
K&tTOont .nor InBc tenia Uoal, 

3>uft ntjl ] tbe n.t«o iw>nd« ™'SI 

*^&JTB5£tjL big*b.™-l« lou ES 
EnttfE AitdrMa ttmr to Waller F. Drfi'ei-. 



PEATH OF DARE-DEVIL DOLA 



WANTED 



ROBERTS' UN1T E0 SHOWS 

Sr^S^'ori RriirtT Hni »1 a 1 !™ aeWm eil' V 
I I I M -» Smlln. tj- Ml. 

dot Tin trie* wtn b» mum) u» 



MOVED TO LARGER AND BETTER 
QUARTERS 

ST. LOUIS OFFICE OF THE BILLBOARD I want shows and mzmm 

NOW AT 

6TH AND CHESTNUT STS. 

406 NAVARRE BUILDING 
TWO BLOCKS HEARER THEATERS AHD HOTELS. IH THE : 
HEART OF THE* AMUSEMENT DISTRICT 



( DOLLS, BtARS, BLANKETS 



— — - »~ 



■kBlBf tnrrwil pnirlunHini were ntad U 
Aivn B. Kir.ur. nbnlnnia or WttM ™- 
aetotf™ ud Ddtnltr to H» rtnir. 

w.buTboiiit' 1 nf the Hen of t»o bnwrurt 
Ml?, .Ikl inrit^ Lou Ik* lirfnt iffilr 



iCO FACTS 



^_™J.jon-»'- cty wtilcb I'll 



FAIR SECRETARIES 



^Illjlll ' ' Ml. I an wu! 



ii ka 5»«tt"5p3£aSj 



kl::j U^LLt j 1i:h Laten ll.e u! 



"^uilloUoDi* (or r « J i| 



imedi CoontJ. wben n[a7'"E a 



----- 1 ^ .^"_™ 

Tlarrl" nnil Ltvej c! 



BERCER AND BENSON IN EAST 

^Ntwyortt, t-ib. *.— l™i, J. Bnricr nni Jjiu 

HKwT'p*. Sa3TtJ«S&| ■MlT'tn 1 5«w'T0rt. 
Tb. »« onmi tvlll conat.1 ot »n ahotre. Uip»-j 
tUia, two rm IcU irxl a fonrtttn l>ld« bind, 
not H rnvmloD trmreaalano. atvrflnr will HayJ 



FEBRUARY 10, 1917. 



The Billboard 



MOORE AND E 



prowl To be u " |i ul «"™^ r "||' 



■l Lgau Uivi dtpirted : 



INVESTIGATING LAW 

riiiiiwtoii^D.^c.^teb. JjJJJJJJj 



WARREN WELL AGAIN 



CHICAGO CHIPS 

^ By LU E AY 

Ed A. Ensfl, proprietor or tie Ed J 

iSl alnlaaa w la*l fi 1 tSjjorj'ir*Se , EO 
Km.. »ler* Ua iHO« in belus i 
(£i j^ ok L Albert wl Bert^So**. ^tws 



ne It tcillac'^lHl'icrj Vail'" 
H. A. nirf,, lor tb. put I 
• Her rt.tlng np tf s 

In One fetue u Belle Mi Job 



tlrca. .. down. 
W. I. Krhoe. for three m«Di ■■italic! 

U^-m. pclilon -LIU Ib.t unrrfailci 

ESl Orientil Clrtui li bow In 

imiclrtol* 1 ' ™^®" •" b **• ,olnl 

-5 ■* J* J"* 

LP. j^i^jggBi' ft ft! 

W" Ml I.Torlte -bit. bo™, with u, aide 

-^™tb v, i™ ,tr - ™" *™ ,b 



ERNST BOCKER 



THE HOUSE OF THE ORIGINAL 
"PIANO ORCHESTRA" 

The only suitable and refined instrument for Merry- 
Go-Rounds and Amusement Places, where the loud, 
penetrating music is eliminated. ENTIRELY metal 
tubing. Cardboard music used ONLY. Stand any 
temperature or dampness. Cheapest cardboard mu- 
sic in the world, and latest music always on hand. 
Piano-Orchestras IMPORTED. We have a limited number on hand. 
BUY MOW, while they last 

ERNST BOOKER, - - 11 16 Wert 17th St, Hew York. 



■ 



ALL READY 

TO NEGOTIATE 

For Concessions, Privileges, Rides and Attractions for Coming Season. 

ONTARIO BEACH PARK 

FREE ACTS AND FEATURE SCHEDULE 

NOW BEING PREPARED 



WANTED 



Cookhouse, hoopla end any legitimate i 

ses-'on. Want comedian for musical comedy show. Address L. C. K&LLEY, Mgr., 
Clifton-Kelley Shows, week Feb. 5th, Cleveland, II'"' ' 



WANTED. For Lawson's Palace of Wonders 

Freaks, Cariosities, Illusionist, Fat Girl, Sword Swillower, Tattooed Man, Magician 
lowest salary, state all in first letter. Address ail mail to 

HAHBY LAWSOH, i 5 Cadillac Saoare, Detroit, Mich. 



WANTED FOR MONTANA BELLE SHOWS 

•lUSICiaU >■ AU. ifc STBVH CRTS. 

""" "~' * f " T *" T ' TT ^V T SktAAaT?5tr»iMiwr. aw ml 



dutron aa wua it j bom fart, a 



Idalrj at pitualart. 



n If yen ind But* TTiiim taa.cali 



. Tier expect ta aare <i 



■aim. avraiB* rvinUri' I 



ATTENTION, NEW YORK SHOWMEN! 



will be called and the route decided u 
Showman axe urged to act quickly, 

tract be placed February 1C, which me* 

above be held on the nth a " 

tlorn must be In Mr. r 
Address A 



■BILL" RICE 



E't^'SeuraS! 



cton Mr. Uea'i noBKtM 



PATTERSON * GOL LMAR CIRCUS 



A E»d. UUtccn ant* beaj o$ 
l ml j« ******* ar^aS 



rsel aaacm bate been aalll ta tbe sLot* tfi 
1!^ Ji™Si STS'tefrSS! 1 S^bSS S 

Sfi'-fl'fJ °™i or air. PatWnta la am 
m ""tb. cUeS '"1*51 rrt 2l'd°%iSlia 

SEAVER VERY SUCCESSFUL 



HARMOUNT8 U. T. C ON TRUCKS 
?*aa> CbLo c—piH ta-tnrwn lie mw iM 



Mccracken busy 



^ lliei^J »a prtnr^l In E ^'^j" ^a^liS 

aiffViae 1 *!. !Ji-I"#.»7)'°^»! U li.i* wTrtu'. "a 
Taotapasn bu beer, retalate at prmt >ru 

EDDIE JACKSON'S NEW JOB 



SGffletteSafrfrRiiorSrfS' 



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PANAMA EXPOSITION SHOWS 



A REPUTATION EXCELLED BY NO ONE- 

Shows— Clean Concessions— Clea 

WANTED-SEASON 1917 



One or two Rood Shows, Dog and Pony or Busy City (Wormwood's Dogs and Monkeys, take notice). Platforms, let us hear from you. 
Will place Eli Ferris Wheel, Ten-in-One People, Glass Blowers (man and wife preferred), salary and per cent of inside stand; Magic and 
Fire Eater, Tattoo Man. Prof. Anderson, Dog Circus, write; also good Pit Attractions. What is the matter, Windy Hughes?^ All 
people holding verbal agreements with me, answer. 

CONCESSIONS — All Concessions open except Candy and Doll Wheels. Can place Candy Race Track, Ball Games, High Striker, 



d early. Company. opens last week in March. Matt Gay will still be the "Free Attraction." Two good Promoters, write, 
irdlater. Address .... VELA R E & WINTERSTEEN. Box 505, Henderson, N. C. 




Is^h^ S. W. BRUNDAGE SHOWS 



—25 CARS— 

n February 26th, Larger, Cleaner Than Ever 

Specialty People, Song and Dan__ 
or Sister Team, must be first-class 
and capable, for Spectacular Show; Colored Perform- 
ers for Minstrel Show; Pit Shi 
money-getting Shows; Whip, 

Mtskuu, write WM. G. HMNTOSH, SH E. Ooirin 
Sietultr Pcoj.lt, write A. M. HENRY, Bei 1117, JUsU 
Catered PerionMrs, write J. J. TODD, Bex 1117, Ai« 
Oil ere, write S. W. BRUNDAGE, Bei 1117, flotliu. Ti 




OTIS L. ADAMS' GREATER EXPOSITION SHOWS 



OPEN APRIL 22, PORTSMOUTH, OHIO. 

SEVEN DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS, ON STREETS. 



WANTED 

For Graves' Greater Shows 

Girls for '49 camp; must be ladies. Colored musicians to strengthen 
band, one alto, one cornet, one clarinet. Crazy Ray and '49 girls address 
R. W. SHEPHERD. Musicians address MOSE WILLIAMS, Band 
Leader. Manager of George, the Monkey Man, write EDD GRAVES. 
Route, Boston, Ga., week of Feb. 4th. 



The Great Wortham Shows 

Opens at the Catttenra's Convention, El Paso, Teiaa, Saturday, March U 

And continues for ten days, then long season in the West. Want good, 
strong show that does not conflict. Concessions of all kinds. Only a few 
exclusive) sold. This show will play a lot of good fairs where good, live 
shows and concessions will get a lot of money. Address 

FRED BECKMAN, El Paso, Texas. 



ShV.ST^i^ ^"^eT.S5 RejtrTe Space Now for tbe Spring Special Number of The Billboard STS&g&jS^gttjSZi 



;. G. BARK COT SHOWS 



lot W™> a «it» fct 



■vrlor Lb»lr leccpn pi 



JOS. G. PER A R I SHOWS, INC. 



l^oe-on of fronts int. i r ai— pwc KMl n nJetlr 



1° Ibr Eiiltn Iirrlton tblt bis Ma t*t ens 



■Levitt -Taxier Shows United 

I "ALWAYS LEADS" 

■ GENERAL OFFICES. 1432 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY 
. f sulu 3M FIBB.raia Biaa..Cer.Wm at. Plien.. Mil Bryant. 



FEBRUARY «. HIT. 



^ Tft e - Bin b o a r d 



START THE SEASON RIGHT WITH BRIDGE BALL 

"CLEAN UP"-$3.00 OR MORE ON EACH GAME ENTIRELY AUTOMATIC! 
MODERATE — — ■ -■ -■ - 



INVESTMENT STARTS YOU IN THIS BIG MONEY-MAKING 

J Bridge Ball draws steady trade from men, women Aatwafit twin Device iid Mi CaDctfw-IU Itlwrfnt N« 

B and children. Not a game of chance— but a game Rapid earning capacity enables you to afford 
m of skill. Anyone can play. Its fascination keeps choicest location. Games can be installed 
crowds playing— and coming back again. Just the hour in any ordinary room or tent — they are 

■ thing for all resorts and concessionaires. only 3x32 feet each. 

■ 0»p Nickel in Stat— 1* BalU for S Cental Write or wire us at once for prices 
_ To score, the player must roll the ball up the bridge terms. Orders booked now insure 

■ (see illustration). Watch the automatic scorer, prompt Spring Delivery and first 

■ It gets the crowds— you get the nickels— just scoop chance at choice location 
_ them out of themoney box at closing time. Each Send now for free deserip- 

■ game attractive in appearance and well made, tive matter. 

■ Parts are simple — everything guaranteed. 

■ BRIART MFG. CO., 426 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, lid. 



BUSINESS 




BSOLUTELY 
PROTECTED BY 
PATENTS 



CIRCUS PICK-OPS 
Concerning the Sparks Bhov 





i~ o. e. jCaajM jitwrm 



ATTERTIOM, SHOWMEN WHO CAR FUME IP 
IN SMALL SPACE FOR 

NEWARK, N. J., FEB. 17-24 

Jr. O. U. A. M. BAZAAR 

Address JOHN W. MOORE, 188 Market Street. 



1-2 PRICE -10 maoDucE 




DOBYNS WANTS 



A WHIP 

TWO MORE SHOWS 
CONCESSIONS 

TO OPEN MIDVILLE, GA, MARCH 3 

sdditional Shows -and Concessions to join April 30 hi the rnunediate vicinity of 

Cincinnati. Address until Feb. 15, Port Richmond, IT. T.; thereafter, Midrtle, Gm. 

6. L POBTHS, Mimrw Ewpita Immmm* Co. 




BESSIE HARVEY WITH JONES 




SI 



CASH MONEY 
diba aide -irk UewtlB-it 



'■3 



ED. IIAHN 



Finn 



Z El OMAN & POLLIE SHOWS 



20— CARS— 20 



OPEN GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., APRIL. 26, 1917 4 

WANTED — Highest class Shows obtainable. Can place Ten or Twenty-in-One Pit Show, Dog and Pony Show, Human Silo, Trip to Mara or ™ 
any Show of merit that does not conflict with what we have booked. Will furnish outfits to capable Showmen. Can place Contest and Program 
Promoters^ CONCESSIONARIES— Can place everything except Cook House and Candy Wheel; all other Wheels open. Carl Louther, Ed . 
D "T F. Wolcott, write. Address 

ZEIDMAN 4. POLLIE SHOWS, H. J. Pol lie. Mgr., 756 Paris Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. 



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TO. BUILD $250,000 
PARK AT AKKON, OHIO 

Local BuslneM Men in Back of 
Summit Bench Park, Which 
WiU Open Decora- 
tion Day 



THE LEDG ETT8 DIVORCED 

Ob TabrdarT =. at Pen. lad.. India Col< 
ItuM B lo DaUit Julian U*Jt«t trcni 

md E. LtiIrK. Tfcar* mm omlal 

„ .o. di^iiio= °f u» t-« urn* daid»" 

GIRL TO THE MeCREES 

ALB ERS BACK FROM HAVANA 



fc. Ulster » II 

I < "ii"'k "a" tie 



DENIER WINS VERDICT 

CLYDE BOOKS YORK (PA.) FAIR 

Turk. Pi.. MiV- Junw i. Ctnle, ewntr utf 
Ihmi I* IBs rt«M at Htm* Sinn, will In 

tta'jtfk Amp I«il»mtl'"i't SoeunTaBtf^an' 
■«« .1 th. ojldway. nu.lasl <*»<t -its Mr 
CVde. Ill Bu ted ■ BomBM ot offaia fron 




RELIABLE. POWER FOR RIDES 

The Season's Success Often Depends on Engine Reliability 

CONSIDER - THAT— watt* forgotten at a critical moment i 




"THE WHIP' 

W. F. MANGELS CO., CONEY ISLAND, H. t. t 



III IMTrnFOR KEOKUK'S FREE 
W All I LU FALL CELEBRATION 

OCTOBER 2 TO 6 
6 FEATURE ACTS ON THE STREET 
3 " *' IN BIG TENT 

Can use 5 clean Tent Shows. KEOKUK RETAILERS' LEAGUE. 

R. R. Ralston, Keokuk, Iowa. 



Wanted To Book for the Season 

PARKER FERRIS WHEEL 



SOL'S A RUBIN'S 



IMPROVING AL FRESCO PARK 



a H« prHllnre at III 



FRANK MURPHY, PRESIDENT 
law »■*._»» ■ . 



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Keith's, Cincinnati 

•»! am "Men ■ bMm to* (■ 

•mount ol Inmjha ""il a pel linn. TbrrB Is • 
U» Loom Inlereated all tha tlma. Twelie bob- 


SECOND ANNUAL 


WHITE RATS IN CHICAGO ASK 
FEDERAL COURTS AID , 

performed from »o;ilpj. eoti^enaea Mm dla- 


No. 5— CBrmeln mud Bom Poozlllo. nttrnttlie 

ao their ebarnalaa- penmiialltr. In addition lbej 
(L[ tBaMkaHr "»"• "botO'r It be popular 


MEETING 


M Vreri^i °M£orS U ^a 1 JfeJ Colli uitjf r Hi 
JI li nU that wtrUa the Wait* Data' taadar 
naa In Ktn Xerk 1» Died Is lulclwt Uliak 
retrrrlna; blni to €0104*** wolen nanlled J4 U- 


prn'tottihrr. and nieetf am eotortulir dinged. 
d h»i Fifteen minnten. in m: flee 

w-« ^ ^ ( q ^ ^ tp i»d, n„ 


at*% jf«h- ■ ■ A 

COMA 


■ad ta^SSSK uwjiSi? £ n 2»*»i*«nitJ 

afl, Mi all cm dill an leeplnr. In Udml. U 
i) reported^ U111 o« Bl the printlpnl ■aluroia 

y. ot^u ntectlat jealeniij.^it wi^drtnUtjail 


K„i™r™fort Slllebell, in «™« enousn In 


CAB OWNING MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION 


Bet for Two or tares Tveeka Iron ooVT- and irblta 
The aolta ol offlcea nppaaed to bate been 


ant bundled hj anc! Du artilta u M|, 
Ikw and Goodrow. Th. Chinea. loltrtar «et- 
l-~>r- Here to on*, of the 

M iNi » l» tand in bin-tlmc tandeviUt. 

So. 7— Jimmy Hdiht. MM III Willie m 
I„t Bojl. ud which mad. tb»m ■ fnTorlle 


CHICAGO, ILL. 


rented In Colearo aa tbi WblU llsta- he«<- 




TUESDAY— WEDNESDAY— THURSDAY 


In other worda tbe erlala Is While linu' Bore- 
ll dilapidated bUbItb la At hand, and In three 


"pw™""^ jlmTZmmZ' and aJtaT'lae 

Orpheum, San Francisco 


rro on oi oo 
rtB. lU'LVll 


"a Sl1?Qr'^on]d b no't ^IlK^nort^lhSI^/eeUDa; 
mm Tire Plain, WBdeb, aa let. boa not and- 

"'h^'wrnt 'SS", S CttR °* ■ ttC 

p™^oS"tb* Whl!" SSu« to^'one" BU 


No. i-AlZZ' 8^^,"™ To i°bid ,,, ipolT-nd 
ah* u U Ui ™.l form, nod did noi 


HOTEL 


5Ii?^*'the r bjSbIIoji whalaTeT. nrdeafl 1*1 he to 
decreaaa lie ItnDCtn of Iba White Hats Attorn' 
Belierinir EMI He Of ht betweea nun>s«™^«nd 


fio t-EWt Plleer nod TJndlrj Doo*la* wet* 


SHERMAN 


nothlngnens. lnro whleh the •lnk.ui vrfiali*. 
Hon >1U neBtoBUT pus oat ol H™. 

53m*Jtlmmmt ff$£*m Mt -^mKmL tiftai 
YiDdTlIle Mapaaera' Aa»oe»tioB^ejH»unjni^ 

acera' Aaaoeiatlori. and refuse to do bqaineaB 


■ ■ 1 1 ibbTi -Fsat.aZ'oja^ Tm'\nn***m 
t-o beta. 

♦•BU-lK minute., (nil ataie: four cnrtalna. 

No. S-Tne Farber Glrta- (JmBlanee and Irene 
—irtw the M, wt of iht b:u. The, kept 

Hipp., Sah Francisco 

'H»«..-J Ennda, Cmlat, rilmiT «> 

No 1— Hlrka and Hart, hoop nlkn. bat end 
Anplnnu Intemipbd (he .el ooalinooualr. M" 

hoi-, imi. mod « merit •rim' piano in.) ™i 
1 -BBrM 1 »"«»-. j»Mja «"'" "* 

No. it-u. Him, . pleaalnf. m , of B»- 

*n» and Waller lliintacor. Reamnfement of 
lo run I* Bjtoteeo. mlnntsa. loll BtaaWl 
^No. 1— llqnell „ml HOfhea, In charneterino. 

No. S-Rrvkltu Trio, totnedj acrooatl and 
*™i Joidmts. sn mlnuiM. toil ante: owr. 
Ha. i>~Mi»mm IpiIiik, riper-a trie*: (It,. 


Tuesday, Feb. 20 — 

Executive meeting. Members of Coma will attend 
Showmen's League banquet in a body in evening. 

Wednesday, Feb. 21— 

Opening of meeting at 10. a. m. All owners and 
lessees of privately owned cars in every line of the 
amusement business are invited to attend and take 
part in meeting. 

Thursday, Feb. 22— | 

Open meeting 10 a. m. All those interested are 
invited to hear objects of association and take part. 
You can join at this meeting. 


H^fa/'rheVirT 1 BtadB^SfflSaa^tiaM U>» W^u 

ins II. IMI'ldl Lortl'manbtn of tie WbS 
ItitB admit they ean Bod little or DO work. Bod 
then onlj when thej treat with tbe maaaaer aa 

£^i£rin£°onder%VBiubb^ 

metBom are renpooBlble lo. m.m liana, wtdctl 

y*'^'^°PU™r J ^^bed ] e |^rVr r I^ , tn J>£ 

ajKrioei aoJ reTrartM^m^o^ai^aaij'eig 
New York. It 1b 1 la 1 and ■ maa ln)Datlee aratt 
done the Bekela Bieoer. and InteRetlaaj daaiBV 
opinentB are eertaln If tbe matter b. not aeV 

partita. Ttrnsr responntble for the nrrlrt* an 
Sn> «1^h" in™ 1> Mtter™ln' fB°et."li'e " rtiS 
•WB^&^aPBBBlSMar' o^ti^Mi^ra'reeS 

IkHMM heller* that The n.jer or taa 
White Rata eipeel to tnri.e en each ulMe 
pohlUbed In their intended Inlere-L fr a* 
EenBlttonBlliciD. in^re and ■BhTjal Mia 

«periSn™. ^M^tMaMdMn M VlSia'tt 

JidnTlTunf' jtS am erUh^ ia^at tanrt. admlt- 

tt!A ^D™M°B'e«"tOB^'oDrWr"'aeaJni'or*^^ 
re"lDiiDjr° BtHa 'to oM J "and^prepire* foJ lb* 
Birnjgle^ in pBt M 'ad^to tie abn.™ ; "dig 

riarr^'loelM. ' Iba act hi boolel fof t*CBte> 


Come and hear what we 
have done and our plans 
for the future. 


KINDLY ADVISE SECRETARY OF YOUR 
INTENTION TO BE PRESENT 

SECRETARY'S OFFICE 

406-7 NAVARRE BUILDING 
GTH AND CHESTNUT, ST. LOUIS, MO. 



Xhe Billboard 



LETTER LIST 



sunn™, oum t- 'iit«n. 



NOTICE 

H. TRR FRIEDMAN, important 
telegram for you, Billboard Office, 
Cincinnati, 



C. E. lid E.C. HUNT £££ — - - E£ 



ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

MAY 12 TO 22, 1917 



The Actors' Fund of America 

is making a supreme effort to raise $1,000,000, 
so that the work whieh has been carried on for 
more than thirty years may be perpetuated. 



What Will You Do To Help ? 



We need volunteer workers in every part of the 



Write at once for instructions and data to the 
Executive Offices 

ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

HOTEL ASTOR , NEW YORK 



C. W.PARKER ANNOUNCES 

that there will be 

Two Gigantic Organizations in 1917 Known as 

THE PARKER SHOWS 



NOW READY TO BOOK 1 



IT Ul SKATEST CONTtllimON TO I WOILD OF W 



U.W.PARKER MONKJ I DWAYS are a revelation to those who have 

owned or Been those that have gone before. OUR CONSTRUCTION ELIMI- 
NATES ANY POSSIBILITY OF TWISTING. THEY ARE THOROUGHLY 
INSULATED EVERYWHERE. All intersections connected by a PARKER 
DEVICE that b the last word in mechanical ingenuity. COMPLETELY SET W 
D MEM IN LESS THAU ONE HoUJL ABSOLUTELY BUARMTEED TO PAS* IH- 

"SEVER THEY UE SHOWN. 

Beware of Imitations— Patenta Now Being Applied For— Write for Details. 
C.W. PA R K E R , wo *ar^MnSH5i ? *SS3SF " 1 " LEAVENWORTH, MM. 



WnU«.' H.rB W" — ' 

wnkcr. 8. a., a Co. 



Vr gs\> 



Second Gall—Wanted for Season 1917, (or too 

K. 6. Barkoot World's Greatest Shows 



FOR^SALE — THREE- ABREAST 



fig Sj 



> Warren. rr.ni 



sa-a 



FEBRUABV 10. 1917. 



The Billboard 



= FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT^ 



CAPT. LATLIP EXPOSITION SHOWS and CLEVE LaRUE'S WILD WEST COMBINED 



Opens THOMSON, GA., 7 Big Days and Nights, Including 2 Saturdays, 
Right on the Main Streets, Under the Auspices of the Business Men. 

I want to tell all you Show and Concession people that my opening week is one of the biggest and best weeks of the entire year 
son, Ga., for the first day of March all the banks turn loose all the money the farm era need for the entire year and all the Ne 
second Christmas. Do not miss it, for it sure wil l be a good one for all of us. Athens, Ga., follows this and four more good on 
that, going direct North. WANT, FOR WILD WEST — Cowgirls and Cowboys, also real '49 Girls, for a season of 40 weeks, 
best treatment at all times. Chief Eagle Feather and Princess Wanita, please write. The above write CT 
Tennessee, R. F. D. No. 3. WANT— Two or three more good Shows that are capable of getting the moi 
to good showmen. WANT— Good 15-piece Band, must be good and able to furnish good concert music. 
KilTICE— All Wheels open; will book either on Hat rental or work 50-50; first come first served. WANT— Will book any good, 
gyp on lights, hauling or transportation. WANT — Can place two Special Agents to start to work at once, 
thoroughly understands Foos Gasoline Engine for my new HerscheU-SpOlman Carouselle. WANT— 1 



e CLEVE LaRUE, 
.able of getting the money. Complete 
i good concert music. CONCESSION 



Thom- 

caUifc 
The very 
s Station, 
furnished 
" TAKE 
in, legjt- 
WANT 



p> s. — WANT — Good, capable man to buy half interest, 



take full charge and act as manager of Monkey Speedway Show. 
Address all mail, CAPT. LATLIP, Manager, Thomson, Ga. 



H^H WARD OFF FOR A 



i plan, »• jm " 



n?rf b S,t^u'to'Sc'Auilrilloo. Sets inlli 



BAUMANN SELLS HIS TRIANGLE 
AND ALL OTHER FILM 
HOLDINGS 



'r lord hit tain pusMi out by one of t 



^ilrtfinia I, ■rLnrrptlu l' 



CONEY ISLAND MAY GET BOARD- 
WALK AND NEW PARK 
AFTER ALL 

JWrtj aol.ctol to the procwrl teardmk 



SPECIAL NOTICE 

The Preliminary Season of the C. A. Wortham Shows 
Will Open at 

LAREDO, TEXAS 

at the big 

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 

Saturday, Feb. 17, with Two Saturdays and Two 
Sundays— Ten Days' Celebration This Year. 

WANT CONCESSIONS OT All. KINDS, ia 



FOR SALE 



: Three - Abreast Jumping Horse 
ousel, made by Phila. Toboggan 
— i Three- Abreast, made by 



Also Tip Top Riding Device, made by Mangels of Coney Island. 

FOR PARTICULARS ADDRESS 

BERNI ORGAN CO., 216 W. 20th St, New Tork. 



THE SMITH GREATER SHOWS 



THE SHOW THAT RAISED THE 

WANTED— One more high-class Show, feature Freak for 
Pit Show, Scotch Bagpiper and Ballyhoo Acts. Privileges 
still open: Cigarette Shooting Gallery, Spot, Cane Rack, 
Dart Gallery. Address 

SMITH GREATER SHOWS, Box 14, North Birmingham. Ala. 



PARKER CARRY-USALL WANTED 



I want to book a duplicate of the Parker Carry-Us-All and 
Ferris Wheel now operated at the Irish Bazaar, Expo. Hall, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., for my show for the coming season. I have 
16 attractions with which to open near Detroit, and will 
book the above on liberal terms. Write quick. 

Address A. B., 817 Bessemer Bldg.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 



WANTED — MERRY- GO-ROUND, 
COOK HOUSE, PALMISTRY 

and a few other concessions, week of Feb. 5, Blackville, S. C; 
week of Feb. 12, Saluda, S. C. Address GEO. REYNOLDS. 



WEIDER AMUSEMENT CO. 



artier,, <ilrl he t 



natta. It !. fcUroi ttat °th» (hi 



MOROSCO-S NEW METROPOLITAN 
THEATER OPENS AUSP1- 
.; ClOUSLV 



■S Grttf Slwm: McKIomt. Tu.. S-10. 
><• DllDtT DtHjInM. Eddie DftoT. OKI 
^GrandyHollU, Ok.. S-IO: (Tem) Omnia, 

iter Dlite 3 boss: OMHiaaa Gi„ 0-10. 
w, E. D„ Greater Sngi.: Batten. G*.. *- 



arsA ~ r.-„». 

en Bitten Show.: CoeiTer, S. C O-m 

ml-l, E. B.. Grater Snow: Blanket. Tel.. a. 

oferV Greater Sbowi: Wtnom. all**.. 6-10. 

tharrHna'm. J.. Brt*(i . fiaovra: KeteOerrr, Wm-. 

'•elande, Hie: (Olraole) Newport Hwwm. T«_ 

r ZSi?IiT*^* : So?"ItilMa , *ot. 'rJSt 



74 



The Bill 



FEBRUARY 10, |«7. 



t INITIAL TOUR 



CALL 

TO ELIGIBLE 
OUTDOOR SHOWMEN 



MELVILLE-HEA8TON PLAYERS 



DOING NICELY IN ARKANSAS 



Intuu™ mill. O. Acfrio. a, 



■ nw» agouti* at Pub >r m I 



CHAS. K. PREDICTS 
» mutai It toe • rsiiPA ■> 



Mm Don, nrio T<™«h tu.' n 

**1 HA Of »Ql r 1> BO. bdn« EUBJ to H 



LOUIS JUST SMILES 



■ bte p«rla» tub ml pndlcu 



THE BOVS CLEVER 



Irrle* i. u ■- . it- Ik 



l BARR WITH 



nf*. WtturktS. 



VICE-PRESIDENTS 
r E. BROWN OSCAfi C. JURSEY 

E. COOEE C. A. WOBTBAM 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 




All the leading Outdoor Showmen will be there. 
Prepare to come! 

The arrangements decided upon for the forth- 
coming Business Activities and Social Festivities in 
Chicago from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 1917, have been 



THE ASSOCIATION OF OUTDOOR 
SHOWMEN OF THE WORLD 

Has set aside for its pui 

DATE— February 21. 
PLACE— HoJel Congress 
TIME-2:30 P. M. 

The Constitution, Election of Officers and Poli- 
cies will be determined then and there. Owners, 
Managers and Purveyors of Outdoor Amusement 
' i and Shows are hereby invited to be 



ALBERT E. KIRALFY, Sec'y, 
1547 Broadway, New York City. 



THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS HEREBY 
CALLED FOR FEB. 19 AND 20, 
ID HOUR. 



The Outdoor Showmen of the World's Special 
Train' from NEW YORK to CHICAGO will leave 
Grand Central Depot at 2. P. M. Saturday, Feb. 17. 

For reservations and 
Secretary, as per above. 



ROSE LAND MAIDS DOING WELL 



REPERTOIRE NOTES 



iDcry VIII bm ' racapor red t 
Ht. «TU3 Mi* klurpaj - 

Slock Ootppanj, placing thnA|tt > 



N*a T. Cutn ua Allen E. Omw. m 



the 



FEBRUARY lO. 1B17. 



The Billboard 



75 



COMING! COMING! COMING! 

One Evening Only 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th 

GOLD ROOM 

CONGRESS HOTEL - CHICAGO, ILUNOIS, U. S. A. 

The Showmen's League of America 

( The Worlds Greatest and Onto Out Door Showmen's Social and Charitable Organization) 

UNRIVALLED ! INCOMPARABLE ! INIMITABLE! UNAPPROACHABLE ! 

Introducing their 

THIRD ANNUAL BANQUET and CHARITY BALL 

$5,000.00 s,g gias5&i. $5,000.00 11 $10,000.00 gigssaa gs $10,000.00 

50 CELEBRATED THEATRICAL. CIRCUS AND OPERATIC STARS 50 

A cataclysmic riot of festivities set in an ocean of gorgeous decorative embellishment 
unlike ang other previous attempt in Modern Banquetrg and Ball Production. 

"The Last Word in Showmen's Social Conclaves" 



1000 SEATS AT THE FESTAL BOARD lOOO S5.00 BANQUET AND BALL TICKETS $5.00 

«« HONOR TABLES TO BE SOLD AT ORE HONORED DOLLARS EACH 44 
CO t SIX— PLATES TO EACH TABLE— SIX * £0 

tr Medal ion of Gold Handsomelg Engraoed wilt begtoen to each purchaser of an Honor Table 
Will You be one of the Lucky Contributors to Aid Our Charity Fund? 



All recognized 




Send lor tickets— send names ol ticket holders to be filled In— send all checks to Walter F. Driver, Chairman 
Ticket Committee, 231 North Desplalnes St., Chicago, III., made payable to Edward p. Neuman, Treasurer. 



"Watch for the Magnifident Free Parade." In the Grand Gold Ball Room. 

The Great Tarn Hundred Million Dollar Grand March of Oaeentg and Beautiful Feminlnitg garbed in cos da raiment and bedecked 
with dazzling Jewels accompanied bg the most Gallant of Beaux who will be assembled from all over America, Representing the 
executive brains of Dast allied Industries affiliated and of the outdoor Show world, will start promptlg at 11 P. M. In Kaleidoscopic 
Review before the assemblage of the nobitttg of the amusement world, gathered together and lining the thoroughfare along which 
the wonderful glittering pageant will pass. 

WARNING! Hold Your Horses the Elephants are Comtn({I 

RECEPTION 6:30 P. M. BANQUET 7 P. M. GRAND BALL 11 P. M. 

„ , . EXCURSION RATES ON AIL RAILWAY and STEAMSHIP LINES 



y THE BILLBOARD 



FEBRUARY IO. 1017, 




ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE SHOWMEN'S LEAGUE? 
IF NOT, WHY NOT? 

Send $5.00 and Your Application at Once to 
WALTER P. HILDRETH, Secretary 

Crilly Building - 5^ - CHICAGO, ILL., U. S. A. 



The Billboard 



You Save Money 



SIEEL 
FIMiraiE 



EDISON MACHINE 
$75.00 



SCENERY 



DYE SCENERY 



NEW DROPS, $10.00 



SCENERY 



AT LIBERTY ! 



BANDMASTER 

AT LIBERTY, APRIL 1»t 



REV NO &■ CO. 



AT LIBER1Y, HYPHOTIST 



AT LIBERTY— A-Ho. 1 



sts srs 

t-JS s 



BARITONE AT LIBERTY 



3SP«BM)HT^gyj 
ei «m iHor, -a»a»n 



GEORGE REYNOLDS 1 
GREATER SHOWS 



FLORAL PARADES 




BOTANICAL DEC0RATIH6 CO., SlViZirZ" 



Ijoiie louses— Paint Tin On Sips— Decorate Your Own Theatres 



800 SEATS FOR SALE 



!i£?" f Si!!"2,S 1, SJ ~ 



COLUMBUS AMUSEMENT EXCHANGE 



WANTED FOB BA>VIEW PARK, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. 

SCENIC RAILWAY, FEHH WHEEL, FtOUC WHIP, C1BCLE IWIIB and all kinds of Bids. 
Novelty Shows also considered. Address G. YV APGAR, Mgr., 

Room 30, 8 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Phone, 7281 MAm. 



THE B. H. NYE TENT DRAMATIC COMPANY 



Wanted for Brown & Bower's Minstrels 

ber, reliable Billposter who can sod will post, A-i Bond Leader, Trombone t 
utile second Fiddle. Tickets if we know yon. Good salary to good people. Bill 
posters address CHAS. G. KB. YE, Box 4; others address ROY R. SHELBY, Bo 



Wanted a Man with a Good Cottbination Car or Two Cars 



Tenor Singer; most sing B-flat- Girl, pony Eire; must be young, good looking, good 
singer. Tickets if I know yon. This week, Aidmore, Okie.; permanent address, 
Korwood Hotel, Sapnlpa, Okls. 



WANTED SUMMER PARK OR THEATRE FOR HI6H-CLASS 
MUSICAL STOCK 



NOTICED 



SHEETWRITERS, PAPERMCN, PRE- 
MIUM BUYERS.SALES BOARD 
OPERATORS 




•Jifsvss v HVtEE LHTHER t "" ls t0 - 



BEST FOR THE MONEY 



WANTED 
Italian Musicians 



WANTED LADY 



CHORUS GIRLS 



WAITED, H FOR ALUI-WRIYI PLITERI 



Wiitid far Bite Id ,'t Topi) Tsni Sir's Zt. 



WANTED, REAL AGENT 



WANT PONY CHORUS GIRLS 
WHO CAN SING 



SUCCESS OF THE 
BANQUET & BALL 
OF SHOWMEN'S 
LEAGUE ASSURED 



Advance Sales Alone Practic- 
ally Pay for Affair 



Function Will Be Biggest in 
Annals of Showdom 



Delegations Will Be On Hand 
From Everywhere 



Chicago, Feb. 10. — Chairman Ed P. 



settler such a team that the success, 
at the present writing, ot the Show- 
men's League of America Banquet and 
Ball, which is scheduled for Tuesday. 



at this early hour, but, nevertheless, at 
a meeting or the Executive Committee 
held Tuesday evening-, when reports 



edly will be large. 

To say that this state or affairs is 
pleasing to those who have the interest 
of the league at heart la putting it 
mildly, and all were mora than ever 
enthused over the outcome and went 
to work Immediate])-, framing the most 
attractive program In the way of at- 
tractions that has ever 1 



! big 

arse of this department to 



Blttee, who will be at the disposal of 

ST^t Is is Stows" Frank^A^!*. 
Fred Barnes of Barnes, Inc.: Charles 
Armstrong, James Hathaway. Charles 
Krialer. Tom Allen. Con T. Kennedy, 
Baha Delgarlen. Johnny Jones. Eddie 
Brown, Rhoda Royal, Ed Enu Max 

Herbert A_ Kline, J. J. Mow* 
Nichols. Colonel Owens. R. I*. 
Mike Bodkin. Colonel Lavolle, George 
Fllktngton, Jim Canlltte, Bottble Foun- 
tain. Tom Rankin. W. J. Page, editor 
The Billboard: Al K. Greenland. Harry 



Judklns Bewitt, D, D. Daly, of the 



FILM INDUSTRY 
INVESTIGATION 
ELICITS VIEWS 
OF MOVIE MEN 



Majority Testify Film Earn- 
ings Are Claimed by Stars 



Goldfish in Favor of Throwing 
Some Companies Oat 



AL HAYMAN DIES 
I NEW YORK 
FOLLOWING A 
LONG ILLNESS 



For Thirty Years a Lead in g 
Figure in Theatrical Field 



Retired From Ad 



i Ago 



Was Former President of the 
Actors' Fond of America 



i thirty 



it the hotel for the past several 
[ha. At hi* bedside at the time 
death occurred were his wife and 
brother. Art. 

Al Hay man for ra< 
years was one of the 
urea in the theatrical business In the 
United States. The so-called Theat- 
rical Syndicate was his idea, and la 
the esriy agreements made by that 
body he had proportionately a larger 

Be was 85 years eld. being born in 
Wheeling. TV. Vs.. In IMS. r " 
to make his fortune in 1883 
was In San Francisco, where he leased 



■ Intends To Quit 
the Business in a Year 



New York. Feb. 10. — The investlga- 
lon by the New York State Legislative 
lommittee Into the motion picture is- 
ustry to determine the taxability of 
ne business was resumed Wednesday 
f this week. Albert B. Smith, presl- 



He also told In 
detail how the concern which started 

ot Je.OOJ had since Increased to a 



by the 

head of the Ooldtryn Corporation, who 
itated that it was high time that there 
™ an investigation of the motion 
picture Industry, not with the object 

of placing a, tax, but to put some of 

lain era la so speculative that 
une to place aim stocks on 

Company and later the Fa- 
mous Players, were) a success, la De- 
put la ear own money and 
worked eighteen houra a day. The 
Is true of most of the picture 
They get outside money 
id don't do so much work. Bvary- 

- - ability of one 




lused by the 
fact that most Aim houses run a pic- 
ture only once a day and they must 
a big name to attract patrons. 
When the exhibitors begin using a 
photoplay for two or three days at a 
" artistry of produc- 



tion will eoi 
established t 



Wo hav 



MME. ALU NAZIMOVA 




Appearing at the Prim 

York, in 'Caption Sit 

talked ef play, of the seas 



POPULARITY OF 
PLAYS IN NEW 
YORK IS LAID 
TO MANY TYPES 




have taken this year are one of the 
reasons tor the season's great success. 
Almost any type of play e 
found merrily going on Its 



', mirth, comedy, maaie 
and straight drama are all being de- 
picted on the New fork stage at the 

are several productions that are a 
mixture of all of these elements «om- 



oidlng forth fa *Oap- 
uos tjnsau, wnicb Is one of the aaaat 
lurid tragedies or the year. In the. hut 



This Issue of The Billboard is 40,000 Copies 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 



MARCUS LOEW PURCHASES 
SITE FOR BROOKLY N THEATER 

$2,000,000 Reported as Consideration — New 
House Will Have Seating Capacity of 4,000— 
Larger Than Any Other New York House 
With the Exception of the Hippodrome 



Now York. Feb. 10. — Marcus Loew 
signed contracts Thursday for the pur- 
chase of a building on Fulton street 
and Q alia tin Place, Brooklyn, and an- 
nounced that he would convert the 



when completed, according to : 
Loew. will have the largest seating 
parity of any amusement place In the 
city, with the single exception of the 



a formerly occupied 
for many year* by a dry goo da Arm. 
The deal la aatd to Involve In the 
neighborhood of f2 .000, 000 and marks 
one of the moat Important and nig- 

-Hons along 

district In 



t was the property of 
orton estate, the French 
estate and the Dime Savings Bank of 
Brooklyn. It occupies a large part 
of the block bounded by Fulton and 
1-tvingston streetsv Gallatin place and 



1th street Mr. Loew. who la 
see of the BUou Theater at St 
and Livingston streets, announced 
" e completion of the Fulton si 
playhouse he will close the Bijou. 
According to plans as annou 

capacity of about 4.O0O, and the s 
torlum will be remodeled and 6 
rated at a cost of about 1300,000. 
nee la to be on Fulton street, 
will also be another entranc 
Smith street. 



Cohan & Harris' New One 



nea^S" 8 "* 



tinge, and Is now in i 



Daly Estate Must Pay 

New York . Feb. 10. — after a lengthy 
litigation Surrogate Cohalan this w 
nanded down a decision ordering 
eetate of Augnatio Daly, theatrical 
manager, to pay 14,926 to the estate 
of Justice Joseph F. Daly, his brother. 



Actors' Fund Fair in Hay 



New York, Feb. 10.— Freparatloi 
are now being made for the Actors' 
Fund Fair, which la to be held May 
11 to 21 at Grand Central Palace, 
^texecutlve offices have been opened In 
■« Hotel Aator. and Daniel ~ " 
President of the Actors' Fund and also 
of the fair, am 
officials 



Carl MeCill° UB h 




e busy prepar- 



7 «"^"-rJi by. 



Hun of The lodger Extended 

New York. Feb. 10.— The 
i have a home for at least three 
i the stay at the ~~ 



f B right's disease at her home in 
7 rut Eighty : eighth street, after an ill- 
ess of two months.. She was 66 years 




Ballet Russe Closing 



Serge Dlaghiletra Ballet Russe, 
whicb Is completing a Coast to Coast 
tour under the Metropolitan Opel's 
Company direction, will close Its sea- 
son in Albany. N. T., February It. Th« 
company sails for Spain from No» 
York, and after a series of perform- 
ances there will go to South America. 
DIagbileff Is now in Rome. 



To Go Ahead of Caruso, later Joining 



Wells Hawks, who now has charge 
of the advance of the DlaghllefT Bal- 
let Russe for the Metropolitan Opera 




New York. Feb. 10. — William cu- 
tis, always a favorite here. reap, 
eared in the metropolis Monday night 
i a new comedy, written for him by 
la niece. Clara Kummer. well-known 
>ng writer and author of Good Gra- 
ous, Annabelte. The comedy haa met 
1th Instant succcbh. and certainly 
othlng more enjoyable has been pre- 
sented to the local stage In some time. 
Mr. Gillette, as one of the busy rich, 
his best — In fine comedy form. 
His supporting company Is In every 
way capable, and Drat honors must be 
given Miss Kstelle Win wood, who 
played the young wife of Wilton. 



Mr. Atwlll. the featured player and 
producer of the English comedy. Is 
now selecting a cast for his production 
of The Shadow, ■ — 
which will be 



Atwell Recovering 

-William E 



New York. Feb. 10. 
well, who has been very ill at E 
vue Hospital for the past few w 

the Institution next week. Atwel: 
undergone three operations for ap 
dlcttis. 



nemv *»JJew Yoi 
- gone Stterfdan. n 



y night 



New York, Feb. 10. 
vide was revived on i 
the Lyceum Thcati 
ler, who first presente 
tober of isoG In the ol 
Miller again he 
role of Stephen Ghent. Miss Gladys 
Hanson had the role of the heroine, 
first played by Miss Margaret Anglln. 
Others In the company are Mrs. Thou, 
— "Ten. Charles Gotthold, Leon Rob- 
erta. Henry B. Walthall and Miss 
Alice. Llndahl. 

Nora Rayes to Chicago 

New York. Feb. 10.— Beglnnl 
March 11 Nora Bayes will play an I 



Farrar in Thais 



Geraldlne Farrar In the title n 
In announced by General Mn 
Gatti-Casaraa. will be added t 
Opera repertoire o 



NEW_PLAYS 

A Successful Calamity 




good and Mr. Olllette'a part Ate Mm 
like a glove. 

The New York papers were of one 
pinion regarding the comedy. The 
Times thinks the production must 
been a source of great satlsfac- 
lo all concerned, and pronounced 
It a triumph for both Miss Kummer 
and Mr. Gillette. 

e Herald: "Calamities seldom are 
linked with success, even In the ft" 



Francalss. la serloualy 111 with throat 
trouble, and It Is believed that an op- 
eration will be necessary. The work 
of staging La Toaca. next week s Dili 
at the Theatre Francslae, has been 
id in the hands of Irving P. 



Caned Off on A 

New York. Feb. : 

lonal affairs the 
:u ban- American 
Jorse Show at 
Havana, Cuba, 

■lured Oft. The 



the Cuban Gov- 
ernment, and a 



R epresentatlves 
or the Cuban 

ml t toi> held 
conference 1 
terday morn 
and decided 
postpone 
ahow until next- 




■ 2 tss%?ist? 



FEBRUARY 17, «17. 



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Rev. O'Conor's Works 



d the music 
of Both works are by the Reverend J. 
7. X. O'Conor, 8. J., one of tbe giant 
figures In the literary world, and pos- 
sibly the beat-known Catholic writer 
la thii country. Moat of his works are 
today conaldered the standards In 
their particular fleld- 

The two works about to be produced 
art Everysoul and The Mystery of 
Life. 

It la very rarely that tbe two Impor- 
tant fundamentals in the writing of 
worki for tha stage are embodied In 
tha one Individual. Tet In tha case of 

Father O'Conor le tills very desirable 

that be composes the music aa well aa 
writes the books marks him as an 
author of unusual distinction. 

Mr. Loaee will begin engaging the 
supporting company In the next few 
daye. Anna Byrd will probably ba one 
of tbs lead Ids; sopranos. 



New York, Feb. 10, — Rumor h 



M-1,1,1, 



ay be antici- 
pated when ths Little Theater reopens 
111 doors to the public on next Tuesday 
nlghL After weeks Of careful prepa- 
ration Wlnthrop Ames will offer to thi 
clientele of hie modish playhouse a 
farce by Granville Barker, entitled The 
Morris Dance. It la based upon that 
whimsical tale. The Wrong Box, by 
Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd 
Otbourne. It 1* understood that the 
latter will be present Tuesday night. 

There are ten acenea In The Morris 
Dance and twenty- three c ho rut 
Tony Sarg designed the scenes 
Uniit ft Wicks painted them. T 
will he Incidental music. Including 
some of the old Engllah Morris dancea. 
Richard Bennett will be seen as 



Three New Playa 

To Bo Produced In Pittsburg 



merits Issued by the Pittsburg Th 
Association, organized for the purpose 
ot presenting three playa during the 
Wlnte*. have created great Interest. 
The playa to he put on by the associa- 
tion are new and will be presented 
with especially designed scenery 
In accordance with the prlnclpti 
artistic staging. 

The first play to be presented ..... 
be Tha Paper Merchant, a Japanese 
drama by Shlgeyoshl Obeta, from tin 
original of Chlcamatsu. It la one OL 
the classical stories of the eighteenth 
century of Japan, completely rewrit- 
ten tor modern American audiences, 
but retaining the flavor of the origin- 
al. The Paper Merchant will be pre- 
sented at the Carnegie Music Hall 
February 14 and tS. 



UP AND DOWN BROADWAY 



> WILLIAM W. RANDALL 



-The past week has shown ub for the first time five 
J, Of these I think I can consistently say three are 

> awarded to Clare Ku turner's delightful comedy. A Successful Calamity, 
1th the return to the local stage of the well-known author-actor. William 
Gillette. Arthur Hammcrsteln haa struck It again with You're la Love- This 
is the fourth big hit by the same librettists and compose] 
management, in this order: The Firefly. High Jinks, 
in Love. In many respects Arthur Hammersteln Is a worthy 
a worthy aire — the well-known Oscar Hammersteln. 



ipectacular figure In the amusement world that 

Broadway. For several yeara through reverses ana usss no nas neon in- 
active In the theatrical and operatic acids. But as a theater builder and Im- 
presario he has had no equal In the metropolis. When he first came Into 
the theatrical Held here over a score of years ago he was in the tobacco busi- 
ness. He than built (in 1892) tbe Columbua Theater in One Hundred and 
Twenty-fifth street (now known as Proctor's), then the Harlem Opera House, 
then the Manhattan Opera. House In Thirty-fourth street, afterwards known 
as Koatcr ft Blal's (mid now where the theater stood Is part of M Hoy's store). 
Then he built the Victoria at Seventh sad Forty-second, which was demol- 
ished last year and became the beautiful Rialto; than he built tha beautiful 
Manhattan Opera House, also In Thirty-fourth street, now the home of big 
dramatic productions, and lastly the beautiful Lexington Avenue Opera House, 
originally Intended by Mr. Hammersteln far operatic purposes. I had almost 
forgotten to mention the present New York and Criterion Theater Building 
between Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth. This was originally 
called Oiympla. This building coat over a million dollars, and will always 
remain (unless torn down for business purposes) 



Oeld in the city of New York. 



Mr. 



way for the 
is the greatei 
torlum of the 

: or ao age 
and nothing quite 



It haa not been given out to the public Just what connection David Be- 
lasco has with the great production of The Wanderer, but it la certain that 
his maater hand la one of the contributing causes of the general success of 
the presentation. As Is generally well known William Elliott and Morris 
Oast are aons-in-law of Mr. Belasco. They, In conjunction with F. Ray Com- 




Of The Wanderer. One of the I 



•al drama. The Wanderer. 

Entering from the lobby Into tha 
theater proper none of the church- 
— e effect Is lost, for the same dim 
,ber- K lobed lights, blending so well 
with the dull red and mahogany of 
the furnishings, have replaced the 
more garish. If brighter, crystal ones 



Hopkins Gets Great Hour 

New York. Feb. 11. — Charles Hop- 
kins has secured the rights to a new 
play by Robert Housum. entitled The 
Great Hour, for production by Tha 
ch & Judy Theater Company. Mr. 
sum is also the author of Tha 
_ r _ ik laidy, recently announced. tor 
production 'by Henry Miller. 

Mr. Hopkins has also obtained the 
rights to Macalre, a farce by H. U B. 
" W. B. Henley, from Lloyd Os- 
lo, representing the estate of 



THE BILLBOARD RECORD OF RUNS 
IN NEW YORK 



By th. Dramatic and Musical Plays 




Hew Ysoag was SSI SMI ess as warn 



r Pl*rtms. wMm it sinsor t 



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FEBRUARY 17, 1B17. 



NOT FOR THE BIG TIME, NOR YET THE SMALL TIME, BUT FOR THE ARTIST ALL THE TIME. 



VAII 




INTENDED STRIKE IN EAST 

FLICKE RED AND WENT OUT 

No Support Given White Rats in Boston and No 
Performances Are Lost— Pickets Are Ar- ' 
rested and Fined — Members Must 
Pay Weekly Tax to Officials 

Boston. Mm. Feb. II. — The White 



wai aimed against the theaters In New 
England controlled by Dr. Lothrop. 
the Cordon Circuit and the R. Bailey 
Amusement Company, haa fizzled down 
to a mere nothing, with practically 

lar schedule. Aa far aa the audiences 



gement could not provide 1 
that would remain on the r 
regardless ot the ridleul 



dark three shows, the house wee 
reopened and proceeded as usual, with 
(nil bills. No other disappointments 
were brought to notice. All the New 
England houses have played strictly 



theaters In his district. Should he be 



r husband, lack Squire, 



Injunction Is Vacated 

Banunersieln Company Loses Suit 



h £ Proctor of the 
Ninety-sixth street 
i vacated yesterday by 
Appellate Division in Brooklyn, 
Justice Putnam writing the oplnlor 

In obtaining the Injunction the 
plaintiff alleged violation ot a con- 
tract entered into In 1907 by vaude- 
the city and the 



to the reports c 



der control. Harry Fitzgerald having 
Jumped to, the Hub City with UO n 
bers of the N. V. A., ready for 
emergency move the White Rats 



N. V. A. Dance Big Success 



the attendance and enthusiasm, 
promptly tea o'clock the orchestra 
struck up the drat one-step, and " 



Among those who tripped the light 
tan malic arcrv the following; Eva 
Tanguay. W 11 lard Hack. Porter White. 
Remple Sisters, Julia Delmar. Lillian 
Ashley, Miss Roth. J. Henne 



THE STRIKE THAT MERELY SPUTTERED 



It Is Easy To Stick a Knife Into a Friend Because He 
Does Not Suspect Your Intentions 



exemplified in the punchleaa strike the i 
attempted lo pull In Boston and Lynn last week. 

It happens so often, too, when unions resort to the strike In other 
lines of endeavor, that It I 




Rats get ready 
victim of their 

This necessary concomitant of 
its undoing. It is despicable, heinous. 



silently that tl 



Vaudeville for Bernhardt 




Donor and King Split 

New York. Feb. 10.— Alter an an 
elation of a year in the two-a-i 

es Ted Donor and Mnzie King 
split. Donor win soon appear in 
v musical production, while Miss 



became a party t 



lated its territorial rights under the 

contract. 

Justice Putnam, in his opinion, 
points out that "agreements limiting 



Singer as Beck's Assistant 



Trip 



New Tork. Feb. 10. — Adele Blood 



Martin Lehman Dead 



Los Angeles, Cal., 



De Milo Marries 

New Orleans. La.. Feb. 11. — Mrs. 
s De MUo, and James H. ' Simons! 



Graa. when they will go to New Tort 



that Ed Mozart, at one time owner of 
Ed Mozart Circuit of vaudeville 
aa In Ohio and Pennsylvania, ex- 
i to re-enter the business, Mozart, 
It la announced, will sun a string of 
"store shows. - with six vaudeville acts, 
lasting en hour. Moving pictures wlD 



Lyceum, Memphis, Opens 

Memphis. Tenn.. Feb. It.— The 
Loew Lyceum Theater, recently ec- 
ilred by Marcus Loew, who had K 
Droughty rejuvenated both inside 
d out. opened Its doors (o the nubile 
one o'clock this afternoon with 
ntlnuoua vaudeville. The bouse 
ikes a beautiful appearance, aatd 
up well Ailed at the opening efcew- 
ro large electric eigne and alz arc 



sketch with Robert T. Haines . 



Betty Bond's Hew Act 

New Tork. Feb. 11. — Bart KeHt 
i arranging In the two-a-day Held 
Betly Bond, formerly of the w. 
known team ef Bond and Case 
Charles McCarron haa provided M 
Bond with a new offering, entft 



The Billboard 



Vaudeville Reviews By Special Wire 



Keith's Royal, New York 




Colonial, New York 



u dcid ■ cnurd' u mt ailnj ■' 



I m mule ueiiinifuiir. Savt 




Inc Topmost Rum^. 

^PALACE 

Here Genius not DirHyour f^ank insures 



a premium, a few of (he numbers 



h scarcely I 



■ at Uu lul 

No. l — Palace News Pictorial; twelve minutes- 
No. 2 Sports D'Alps consisted of seven mule acrobat? who bo through 

a specialty that contained some difficult tricks, The twisting somersaults from 
shoulder to shoulder and the somersault to four high were ooly a sample of 
accomplished by the clever performers. Eight mm u tea In lout, 

songs that only brought forth a ripple of 
iklipLauBo, ijtj ib nun uhdk me AD&dada number. Hia dancing was the — ■ 
feature of acL Willie is a nimble stepper and as rood a grotesque danci 
there la In vaudeville, but he went off amid mild applause. With a regular 
notedly scored a big bit. Six minutes In 




No. 7 — Jack Norworth, second week, gave an en- 
tirely new repertoire of songs that contained real hu- 
mor. He also took the audience on a trip around the 
world by showing a movie of points of interest covering 
the entire globe. The film jumps from Ireland to 
Spain, then to Hawaii, making the distance between 
each point of a few seconds' duration. Jack could stay 
at the Palace for a run, as he is always up to the minute, 
and gives to the spectators high-class comedy that they 
truly relish. Assisted by Js 
Thirty minutes, open in two, then 
bows. 




8 — Jos. Hart presented Ruth Thomas with 

slated by twelve girls and three men, In a dancing specialty 

has played the Palace in 

it. every detail. S. Jay 
]ob. The costuming 



y by Jos. Urban is g 



la a big asset to the act as they are masterpieces of the d. _ 
Miss Thomas and Femberton dance most gracefully, and the m 
supporting company are shapely and good to look upon. A g 



ULOSba. KErren salUtr. 




Majestic, Chicago 



So. I — Orpbvmn Omit Tnial Weektr. 



it •» coed a mm act ■• Iters Is Id 



Tbey an axenliltel? pnnwd. ssd save a Kin 



• it ski best. raHwo sen unslollr ntin-men. 



'rlfc S^TO White Slid L 



Chicago Palace 

CBerUnd K 0txl*7 static***, F.iiuj It 



ADDITIONAL REVIEWS 

on paces io uid n ; 



FEBRUARY 17, 1B17. 



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BROWN, CARSTENS & WUERL 

SENSATIONAL XYLOPHONISTS 

Using Three of the Largest and Finest 
Deagan Xylophones in the World 

DIRECTION ... BEEHLER &. JACOBS 



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ALAN 



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FEBRUARY 17, 1M7. 



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MATTE CEO. SID. 

MEDLIN, WATTS >TOWNES 

PRESENTING A NEW COMEDY VEHICLE 

THE WIFE QUESTION 

BY HERBERT MOORE 




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B. F. Keith's Circuit 
of Theatres 

A. PAUL KEITH, President E. P. ALB EE, Vlee-Pres. ud On- Hp. 

UNITED 
BOOKING 
OFFICES 

YOU CAN BOOK DIRECT BY 
ADDRESSING S. K. HODCDON, 
Booking Manager of the UNITED 

OFFICES 

B. F. Keith's Palace Theatre Building 

NEW YORK CITY 


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Just a few of Will Rossiter Song "Hits" 

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THE WALTZ CRAZE OF NEW YORK 

FLORA BELL 

Don't fail to get a copy or orchestration of the biggest waltz in the 
country. Full orchestration sent on receipt of 35 cents. Positively 
no free list. Greatest number for stage act or concert. 

A. E. BOHRER MUSIC PUB. CO. 

1431 Broadway, - - New York. 



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...THE... 

DeRue Bros/ Ideal Minstrels 

Closed Feb. 3rd at Greenville, S. C. 

A season of JS week!. Wanted, to open for 14 months' engaieraenl April 
Mb, all kinds el first-class talent who can entertain high-class 



tun lad ud 'ilth whom. 1 



Wanted for the Jack Benjamin Co. 



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McCarthy & fisher music co., inc. 

148 West 45th Street, New York 



In making our initial announcement as music publishers we stand back of 
our record in supplying you with real song hits. We are entering the music 
game ourselves with two off the greatest songs of our career — songs that have 
already stood the test — and we guarantee them. What more need you ask ? 

PULL THE CORK OUT OF ERIN 



(Let the River Shannon Flow) 

Words by ADDISON BURKHARDT Music by FRED FISHER 

This title hits you right on the nose. It is absolutely a sensational lyric— with a corking 
Fisher melody. It must be great— It had to be great— It drove us into the publishing 



55 



"NIGHT TIME IN LITTTE ITALY 



by joe McCarthy 



Musk by FRED FISHER 



This is the best melody Fisher ever wrote. The lyric, by McCarthy, full of color, comedy 
aod class. We have a burlesque opera patter and everything that Hill make your act 
stand out. "You need this song like this song needs you." 

MCCARTHY & FISHER MUSIC CO., Inc. 148 W. 45th St., Hew York City 



BURLESQUE NEWS 



MANY NEW BURLESQUE 
SHOWS FOR NEXT YEAR 

Producers See Where Attrac- 
tions Will Profit by Provld- 



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r Totk. Feb. ML— Tint bnrlcatna 



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cnntlltiutit— am bt an mu beutr oni. Let 



A READER'S OPINION 



»■ jPJJjMjJ »' jj* »»*»■ _ hur It MM 



BIQ FEATURE ACTS 



proriiinl bj mrotar 



ire mite. OI the bit net. wl'l-h 
Ihelr money-* r.wln = IW r H t**V 

ttm i'r5 i ■*» ■*•* tk* Hip. H>. Hnnnr art*. 



<t be (uffHI. ID-l * 



ANOTHER -PI PE DR EAM" NAILED 
Hew T«t. fM. 10.— "WoM U* dream «f ■ 



PLANS FOR BURLESQUE BALL 



SUMMER BURLESQUE SHOWS 



1M1..T end I be Uriah Ihir at It 



FALSE FIRE REPORT 



SlMBhitlalai " 



Net. Mb, Me-aMf IM K the (("■ 

r"rnry oirtp, „r The HI* Mum- dim. 

Heiwccr Oewfe MtMW end Ma -Tie <•■••- 
belia Minium, l™*!"*^ «™« £ 

*i.T' 'it. oml/wa.. u m«rt/. «>. j« w«'<* 



* rolray on Qt» Mull. Rh* hne imr*ni»M 
llrilna Bile there anil will fiert ■ tmnemi™. 
e her mMitn will ha (pent. 
Ctmrlee It.*er hip hem Nile tlitnC The 
" moan ntrrtieallitf ,o* Bail- 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 



The em 



AT B. F. KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE 

WEEK OF FEB. Sth 

HARRY ELLIS 

IN A NOVELTY SONGOLOGUE 

"My Ghostly Visitors" 

By HERBERT MOORE 
DIRECTION, ARTHUR KLEIN 




The Billboard 



In Repertoire 



ART DRAMA PLAYERS 
TO OPEN IN BROOKLYN 



t Repertory at . Four 
Court Square and in Other 

To Direct Company 

fcllWj * X. Y_ r.b. 10,-Tto Alt DM 



■ a be siiw os 



MMftW ». April IS Mi K 
Borp.Br -m *e lo grw.1 glin affatia 



UNDER CANVAS THIS SEASON 



BLACK PRODUCING COMPANY 
Making Good at Bijou in Atlanta; 




BARCLAY A HURSEV 



LEON BOSIBIU 



k ROY E. FOX'S POPULAR PLAYERS | 

I Sixteen Years Without Closing 

Per. Address. Boi 171, Sulphur Springs, Texas 



. . .WANTED AT ONCE . . . 

Musical Comedy People in All Lines i 



THE CHASE-LISTER TENT SHOW WANTS 

Violin, -lib lanrn U=ratJ UuJc. 



^£ HESS : 



Wanted— For Aulger Bi others' Show -sjxt --— • 

"WHERE THE TRAILS MEET" I - H *** 1 ?^! r " B ^.'." ,T »» .'!' ■ =V ™ 



WANTED AT ONCE CHORUS GIRLS 



stamps, Aidreit GERARD'S RECORD BREAKERS, Garden Theatfe. Lock Hi»sn, ; 

fcgfia* ret, ga. |, 



... S^L'^i'^' Hara i'ilaS' l o!L' cn '!!!J' l i 1, «-. 



BLONDIN SHOW WANTS 

IRENTFROW^S BIG STOCK COMPANIES WANT 



NDSEY REBUILDING 



■ This Ssason 



WANTED, Real Trombone, Band and Orchestra 



,t be sober, sdc-3 dresser. State age, 
EARL HAWK BIG STOCK CO., 
West Palm Beach, Florida, until February 34. 



Helen B. Ross & Company Wants 



FEBRUARY IT, 1917. 



The Billboard 



17 



Dramatic Stock 



POLI STOCK REOPENS 
IN WASHINGTON, D. C. 

William P. Carlaton Will Play 
Leads— Much Interest Be: 
Shown- Other Comptn 
' Was Popular 



LEWIN PLAYERS 
Doing Well »l EnpncI, Wichita, Km. 



t tidi bmh. < 



FROM STOCK TO VAUDEVILLE 



* Ray ParceUe la playtai 



BUSINE SS IS GOOD 
For Thsi, F. Br«y In Celumbut 



«■ »» fe Ira ortb . «. at tbe S> 



HAGQERT V8 RE STING UP 
wife. Unit Oortoc after foetj-eetl 



COAST STOCK NOTES 



"Mr. Manx Balpb -■. oae of tbe r«ai Tbe 



i*a" ta^Emmwmmi^mwmF"""* 

TO* Mora ICO ILjcra preeenled A Weaian'i 
■*•«. The plaj proTPd not of rfca beat kill! of 



WALTER NAYLOR PL A VERB 

ijlor Pleyera. at tbe Ljctpio Tfeemer, uader 
* maufeiaeQF of T. J. l-jut, are ptwDtlTiE 
tbra weeb'a atlnrUea, Toe aililraUJag L**J. 

value hit Popular. Tbe caat 10- 



TOURING THE EAST 



tb-rfu pl.ja.^wblrb W* 



DUBIN SKY STOCK 
Mrs. Wigga to Sue 



ANOTHER HIT FOR HORNE 



WILKE S PL AYERS 
Present Too Many Cooka in Salt Lake 



Eft Aarn T. HeSoltr. Claire W 



ADLER ORGANIZES COMPANY 



I DE FOREST 



AUSTRALIAN 



VARIETY 

= THE SHOW WORLD 



M Z^tTu'c" B RCNII An7~2SO "p'ltt 3tr**«, S yd nay. Australia 



HONOLULU AND AUSTRALIA— The Sydney Short Li 



HII IP If SBBB g costumes. Tie 
UUIuW amp mm ^js^^sssl^ 

BIBBjbbbbbbbbH wnaimial aannra. ma ad I 'm i f, 



SARATOGA HOTEL ™ E SET" 



-RATES, $1.00 PER DAY AND UP- 



«.P. CUMMiHas. PtitWtm, 



CHICAGO, ILL. 



LANKERSHIM HOTEL ™™*» 

riFTH. NEAR eARKCT STREET. Flit PROOF. 

CAT ERIN a TO) THE profession 



AMERJCAN ACADEMY 
OF DRAMATIC ARTS 

JWSi « Jsigem Pus. 

TTfae Standard Institution'^ 
of Dramatic Education J 

Connected with Charles Frohrnan* 
Empire Theatre and Compuiiea 

Room 171 CaroatieHall, NewTork 



ROSGDE VAH TUVL 

ataaatfKViai* ■ r. " mi' "™ St °o» la. 



VOTIN G CO NTEST 
IMa Play , for Fifth Avanue 
■a. N. I.. r»b. A—*** ™*» *«aau 



AITON GETS FORBES PLAYERS 

ecenllj boaiht Ibe B. E. Forbee Popolar Players 

.laaa ta opto el HeCaolj-a Tleater, Aaotto. 
Pa., lor a m. -eft. HMHt, after "bleb 



STOCK NOTES 
k Baalia ta play tie lasflln; p 



THEATRICAL NOTES 
i°in la? *pnSa S iJmt.' bai wtalwa^WW^ 

ar*£ e"™*?*. of Peeb'a Bad Soy fame. I* 
. a bi* «™ at tbe GraM Open £Wft». 



g-jyas.'g- — 

i.OOO protection ™ a 



FLORENCE LEWIN 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 



Tlic Billboard 



A GREAT BOOK 

THE PUBLIC DEFENDER 

By HON. MAYER C. GOLDMAN 

With a Foreword by Justice Wesley 0. Howard 

The volume is a very valuable contribution to the ratber meager literature of this great movement. 

Here's a Chance To Secure a Copy Free 



>> ■» .M 
"s ~ e 



BILLBOARD PUB. CO., 



fncfoud flu find W.00. for milch n>< a I 
Defender and Thm Billboard for one J*«r fO the followinn addrm: 



i of ra. fwifc 



• 9 5* 

Ma 



IP 



■9 



It itroDf" Duong b tt 



New York for rtmfcnllloD 



• ha> nrriflnd BOthlni 



MAGIC 

THICKS. BOOKS AID SUPPLIES. 

FromCl rhlpn.nE* UtoliUnJ 

CHICAGO°MAQIC CO. 




yiBWA C T s -mm 



TEA WITH THE LADIES 

By LAURA HOSTETTER 



SpeclBllzstlM] by ths aim 



a I lie QtB} depsrtmeat Lu Tic Companlni, 



n floves ace but; It J I rlltej wlIU ■ aIr|nE 



i • IMU1 Impassibility. 
SDboetl (or Helen Duty. 



r ■• Ik** mujkt k 



When Mils far! Mm lint ride 
Her rrtu snort t- «ltB their 



IMM (mm shit-lbs Pmgsilw offers to lie 
l*ibllc tor HUH therejor*. lUflr method, ot 
detenololBs' wbsl 1> an a .Mi n not alibi* 



I. cerWar tollu, Inpmied 



trrpsg id eel it ei.r on lb* p»ud I 



it utlariclorllr ta disci 



dim nl(l>rl, sloni irllb Its nrtnen tor tt 
tvsd. nl .my pspsrs. ud tlmum It. On 
millst Bp the -hut which tboassaes ot ni» 

refer (o ua iHt.tr>, . '-' 



[ the question of t 



HALF SHEETS « 

Snail AnstBt of Display Matter ObIv 
Slia lliil, or 14(42 

a ,i5 SS 



"ksZHTE SHOW PfflHTIHo «. 



ILLUSIONS 



PATES,|?||p 



Xtie Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17, W17. 







I The Billboard I- 



if (he show world, bat 
r and above an else they desire 
i) be — Just useful. 

o shape and lead, 
b Iota of " 



right, hut right or wrong, ! 



Editorial Comment 



t^infosu on the press agent In The 
FWar'a Epistle for Janua — 
Yen he Is not entirely 



When he admits that the step from 
press a gentry to dramatic authorship 
is a step down tbe ladder ever;- press 
agent In the land will nod assent 

one of those big Interrogation points 
that the cartoonists employ so effect' 
ively will obtrude lUetf upon bis 
mental vision, and as Channing pro- 
ceeds to thrust one bouquet after an- 
other at him the question mark not 
only begins to take on deHnlte and 
unmistakable, shape, but it changes 
from a soft glow to a dazzling Incan- 
descence and gives out rays. 

"What's the big Idea?" he uncon- 
ciously or subconsciously asks himself, 
for every press agent Is like that." They 
ore able to make the public like it be- 
cause they flrst like it themselves. But 
while tbey like it they recognize it- 
spot It instantly— and, 

nlterii 



Unless he __ 
whyneea of jls article will forever be 
shrouded In mystery, for after laud- 
ing press agents to the aklea he gums 
it all up by stating inferentially that 
worthy of the name— ■ 



nothing else. 

He lost the press agent support 
right there and he might as well dis- 
pense with his grappling, hooks, be- 



THE SITUATION 

A> Viewed By WILLIAM A. BRADY 




i loffoiu it. ' The burlreo.ee abowu. tber I 

Till Is not for tbe fruiomtlj quoted reinou (bit i 

into* ut-d tbe «r»n. but bceenie thr public |- 

leg •bom better I tun otber llDtto ot then'rleul en 
ratlin II ton*. ' 



Br Ibe public 1 




i Mr. Pollack 



There is no doubt whatever but that 
he Is carrying grappling hooks con- 
cealed about his person, but they cer- 
tainly ara cleverly hidden. 

When he declares that the subject 
of his discourse Is the most potent. 
Important and essential person about 

thousand dollars a week salary and 
mentions nothing less than one hun- 

patlsOQs. he refers disparagingly to 
the actors and Insultingly to the man- 
agers, be grows almost as convincing 
as a labor leader, and that confirms the 
si's being in the woodpile, 
ren when he Immolates himself 
upon the altar as a sacrificial rite to 
bis subject, as for instance when, be 



The playwright will groan. 

The director will moan, 

The players will all laugh outright. 

The bosses will sneer. 

The crews bark, "Hear, hear!" 

And the backers- ThiVIl offer to fight. 

Why, even the bur -re of the trade 
press know better than that. 

But anyhow- -no matter what Mr. 
Pollack (heavy emphasis on the Mr.) 
was angling fir — he won^t get It, 



I, O., -bile plujlu, 
arret. PblluucinWs 



■. 1b Tore 01 U. 

with Th. M.li-To-OH 
■he w. v. v . A. Tli 



Readers' Column 



o A. a Welt, Ut> s 



Mzv. Hirrj or HUdrrtl VltSMSM wM be 1B- 
prerlsHjl br Otoj^ii <j™iej„B0> Montrou boule- 

to"bi "'"lo( ■""'tbe'jKSus KsV at Mm 
Tbeeler, Dejlon, O. 
Tbe idarcw of Bort Percenter, ^1 




OBITUARY 



*rT8K— Tie Wiser or Cnirtre b n.s, a «™u, 

£ sr-A.is.Tssf s. Era* 

Butler. 

FUBCO— A MO. to Finn, B8 Tun old. > nU'C 





FEBRUARY 17, 1017. 



The Concert Field 

Hear A n. eric an s First 



it air wiMll il multiply! °{ WMklr. 
Km mini 7trar kanMa*," n u»tr bnr- 
- - '—-1; joa bars ft largo, 



Uw Jim-bone or in ftH to seme food [ranm. 
wt mlibt. PMlisps, In aeroMd of norkiiii o 



t i tuiai la to 



■Imitil attala met dlaraltr ul 



nasts or reading sonera. In tha bafianlag. 
soi* portraits ■DflBM rna for will go 

•W idrlrr In dsrrloplng th* nlnmns and mi- 



' la New TotK. Ita b 



to told . diplomat 

■»7iu?Umi ™ trio™ .ff^X.'t* " 



Whr li 11 IhM ,„„„ r nn «clin> profm that 



THE 

Amerfcan Theatrical Hospital 

.ilip 



r t> «; Billboard 



EVERYBODY 

WANTS TO KNOW 

Numerous inquiries are being received every day 
regarding date of issue of the 

ANNUAL SPRING SPECIAL NUMBER 



THE BILLBOARD 

This is the best indication of the great interest 
always manifested in the biggest and best 
SPECIAL NUMBER of the year. 



MARCH 19TH 



MARCH 24TH 



Introducing the Outdoor Amusement Season of 
1917, which promises to be an exceed- 
ingly active one. 



Especially featured will be numerous interesting 
and instructive special articles by men of expe- 
rience and standing in the amusement world, 
gorgeous array of attractive illustrations, mag- 
nificent lithographed Cover of wonderfully artistic 
design, and last, but not least, a 

CIRCULATI ON OF 58, 000 COPIES 

THE LAST ADVERTISING FORMS CLOSE 

SUNDAY MIDNIGHT, MARCH 18 

but no preferred position can be guaranteed 
after MAUCH 10th. 



Prospective advertisers should consid- 
er the advantage of getting a greatly 
increased circulation in a Special Issue 
that is bound to attract world-wide 
attention (or the same rate they would 
pay to advertise in the regular issues. 



THE BILLBOARD PUBLISHING CO. 

25-27 Opera Place, - - - Cincinnati, Ohio 



a tl» condocton of tl 



* (or Kl Hi tin. WI n 



1 David Blrptum loan east* by MI «*■ 



,t Bun*., In what taoKts) Do taay 



d anstbn Joe. bit n 



THE ACTORS' FURD 
OF AMERICA 

srtJtsfm'A'ise'JTftst . 



THe Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17, 1817. 



Ci rcu5,MG pa^erte HippodrbipG ^Sido SboW 



Costume a, Uniforms, 



. DE MOULIN 8R0S. ft CO. 



HAMID'S CIRCUS TO 
OPEN IN WARREN, 0. 

Will Take the Road Latter Part 
of April, Traveling on 
Twenty Wagons and 



II W IqpJtfM M il Enq M 

Goss' CANVAS 

Carnival Tents 
J. C GOSS CO 



STEEL 

BAGGAGE CAR 

71 FEET 

Also Sleepers, Parlor Cars, 
Flats and Stock Car. 

SOUTHERN IRON & EQUIPMENT CO. 

ATLANTA, GA. 



TENTS 

SHOW TINTS. BLACK TENTS. CANST TOTS 
A.J CmttlH i> Cuvu **i Iw c.t.u, 

NH6IIEBTT BROS.' TEHT& AWNING GO, 



SHOW AND CONCESSION 

TENTS 

ST. LOUII TENT AND HflMU) CO. 



FOR SALE-CARS 



7ELNICKER-ST. LOUIS 
WANTED, FREE ATTRACTIONS 



u.tr cub ecus. ■Mmip^ j __ 



«" fmu* 8 d°.™'.D* j£l " bit STsWK^S 



risV™E»rp wm. jf_''si si^"lt*^ *j3ei. 




Ml be'^"te*I?^I.7lliro 3( 
. A SO-fOOl loo. with Iwo 3t 
■ Kill b* o-nl It 

i Cm vlcot olnpioir tfptl 
] fn.r.1 4«>r people will ■]» 

°."M ll beTi!rmo*o^™Dr*°5j 



JULES LARVETT'S CIRCUS 



am Robert stwu»r. ! 



OllMlt 111.101 (iDdlSO) VI 
Sllrlinof. call! for «l(rbl 



TWO-PAW CIRCUS 



COLE BROS.' SHOWS 



■ Uofaw s "S! 1 1 rip 'SSI; 

Is! 111? .^i>."y«S, 



opODlos Bt RIveHldo aorl 



.UBS 



TAYLOR'S'Ho. 2 

Circus Regular Trunk 



C A ThYLOB TRUNK WORK! 



CAR FOR SALE 



BANNERS 

a w. mumiCZslkgiS:,. 



COOP a LENT CIRCUS 



rniFMD NEEDS HELP 



Wl NOERT WI TH Y ANKEE SHOW 



SHOWMEN. READ THIS ABOUT MONKEYS 



500— PONIES, SHETLAND, PONIE 
FOR SALE 

■ 1M< mnn.JUIMn h^ffi^i™i rw liim In th. ML .11 «.» 



-500 



Wanted, ExperlBncsd Wood Gamers and Gilders 



—Wl IP. t«7. 



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23 



And a Ford Chassis 

'Old or New) 




A GOOD MANY OF YOU 

Circus and Carnival Owners 



Will come In to see the 
TRUCKMOBILE during your 
Convention In Chicago. An. I 
every one that comes in will 
agree that no other truck 
attachment offers the same 
engineering, construction or 
as many visible exclusive 
points of superiority. 

Think of it ! Here is a truck 
with carrying capacity and 
efficiency equal to one-ton 



trucks costing $1,500 or more. 
The TRUCKMOBILE runs 10 
to 15 miles per hour under 
full load. It gives 15 to 20 
miles on a gallon of gasoline. 
Bad going and slippery roads 
cannot hold it back. There Is 
no delay In getting your loads 
"there" on time. 

Write for our interesting 
booklet, "Making Pennies De- 
liver Tons." 



Commercial Truckmobile Co. 

1606 Michigan Ave. Chicago, III. 

1RUCKMOBILE 



Biggett of Them All! 




HART tTIU> AMONG LIVING 
it Shswman Return *o Thia 




fit TSSfiilK I m m Ihe mjioIi < 
ip In 105 nrlj tmji ot «• olfl Four mm 



HUM Id I be Orltr.1 



WANTED 
f»u« SIDE SHOW oi ih- 
EDWARD ARLINGTON 
101 Ranch RmI Wild Wort tid Buffalo Bill's Combined Shows 
■Season IB 
A STRONG FREAK T 

i appearing, perfectly formed midgets. Curios of every 
acts of all kinds. Strong single Jap act; Oriental, Hai 



musicians, any and everything to interest, please 



GEO. V. CONNOR, 



Hhow-EoinK public. 
t, ChilEcothe, Ohio. 



WANTED COMBINATION BAND AND ORCHESTRA 

Of about ten or twelve pieces for season 1917. Must be sober ami 
there with the goods. Show moves on trucks and cars. 

FOR SALE-NEW TANGLEY GIANT SIZE AIR CALLIOPES 

In perfect condition. S500.00 takes it. Address HONEST BILL, 



Wanted- Hustling TWO-CAR SHOW AGENT 



E (H. J. Williams, Cnas. G. Frye. 



LEHMAN R EJOIN S BARNES 

t ™i W wciii afimSuiX?' ■SftS ShSr 1 ^"tZ 

toolhtm. the one-Mule ilnK of Ibe. gnna 

ppenlnpt Msreb 1. >>hi„on HlWlll M bl-i RMI 
r«p» rtnrc^tlw Int d»j o'^J' oM^jm, tM 

i?.t>a .aiaaaf aaaaTja^a aSSSjl ™^!d 



RUSSELL BROS.' SHOW 



placed In w1nt« qnmrterm ■! f*efr 
ird navlltr im lootlm after 



m™ Kill lake the ahe,v thrauth VirjrlpJ> ud 
Wrtt Virginia. It. B. Brjaol •till lun IM 



BILLV ROBINSON DEAD 




Best CONCESSION tentS 

GUARANTEED TO FIT= = 

IF0PCED AND MADE OF FANCY PATTERNS 
QUICKEST SERVICE OFFERED V0U 
BUY FROM. 

BAKER & L0CKW00D TENT CO. 

KANSAS CITY, MO. 

Send for Complete Catalogue. 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 



The Billboard 



Msi' .isife- sri, Kg 
"■•»■"» 



I.le K.Hnndlsn and Toiihj.n. of cnijdj rife 
inck fame. It ll iild. "Ill t...e cne pMniefa 
ear sn I be deal umpire Stroira tbla mui. 

oiler laat wtak. 



11 p.i. flaw. New lor*. IM Nor- 
Cut- bp jac k pfltt 
id Mra. Grtr(« Sltnmom, of llarrj Cup- 



^'■.■.-.wrss:! 



a ... I Wi 1 i rl i« iht^iireni 

SSI* It 1 ?.""! *iooo ''a'lart,' 'S &SS&FZESl 
( llu-t harp bHi a arml I™'^"' WjgJ» I»™**r 
Itt'np 1 'Bier?" Vino? a'feilo^'a line.™ 
Omar Bn-lfl la rffnrr-rlm from an append let til 




Mr. Concessionaire: 

You are cordially invited to visit oar factory daring 
"Convention Week" and nee Witty Schmitt candy being 
manufactured. Oar factory it entirely of eteel and 
concrete construction and is absolutely clean and sani- 
tary. Oar method* are up-to-the-minute in eoery detail 
for the manufacture of pure and wholesome candy. 
Witty Schmitt candy ie the acme of perfection. Packed 
in extra large, ftathy boxem. When you eell a customer 
oar candy it meant a "bay back". Come and vieit ae. 
Be our guests. We are proud of our candy and proud 
of oar factory and want yoa to tee how the candy ie 
made and inspect the factory. 

Take a Van Baren street car, get off at Loomie 
Street and walk one block north. 

WITTY SCHMITT ft CO. 

1*07-1417 Wert Jackson Blvd.. CHICAGO, ILL. 




The ONE BIG HIT 

Of the Atlantic City Boardwalk 
For the past three years. Winter or Summer, the crowds gathe 
hist the same. Ask anyone who has been there. Is Skee-BaJl 
In your town? If not, why don't YOO be the one to make the , 
big killing? 

Write for Illustrated 




will be 
liable to 
all profits 



liog on Febiuurj I 



HEY, YOU!! MR. CONCESSIONAIRE!! 

CAN WE INTEREST YOU A MOMENT? 

PERFUME .•SSW.-'.'K.StSrr. 




SUPERIOR 




SMrssJstss- '- ■™ — ■ 

poabedT John ten ont of the boat and nearly 

la l«> than Mi> mnnUiB IBe bln-Mrd will 
-blade and a ml aCMr that the robin will 
pip*. Cajn of^lt. tuna, and ff i n '<£- J* 

araaooi* 1 RoS'rfTcrtlaer"*™"" PaB B aa 'jfii 
Vontent^dBn Vllh^lBe^BTOwn t BcC™7*anow, 

^^H.^d"°™.' Jemm^lo h ler' t Col^^ _ "' 1 o! 
|attJB», tb* afflelaot^acrlb^™ H« CoL 



hit Inmrpnrnttd^a^new Idpa In b)i it>ow tbiit 

trara, Ralph Enfraon. Harry 0. Homier, wiiiiim 
Klmiorr. Hntif Diraiel. narrr I-riaea. Irr. Po- 



n tb( otbtr dajf 



allie p'er condition 
IDC >a ("sp in 



m » mt . ^1 

Wan* )■ our friend Btrtbn Gmbb. or ataaa 



26 



The Billboard 



[CARNIVALS: 



POLACK BROS. BUT 

CIRCUS PROPERTY 

Large Part of Wheeler Bros.' 
Show Equipment Acquired 
and Shipped to New Phil- 
adelphia, Ohio 



MORRIS MILLER 




RUDOLPH 

Fiiiiimminmi 111 inn iimnm 111 nun mi 



BAND ORGANS 




MANUFACTURED AND REPAIRED 

Special prices are dow offered. WOUn 
• Stylea of 



MILtMtV 1MB OMJUII are ni 



WurlTTzer 



&£g£Z%SSZJ!SJ2£ THE HEW 1917 MODEL 

"ISSS-MMT-B-Ull 




Tents for Less 



Our Tentirjg materials were bought before the big skyward n 
ment of prices. We can furnish you any Tents you need, so 
you'll have a lot of iron-men saved to jingle in your pocket. 
Tents from the largest in the world to the smallest for conee 
use — for Rent or Sale. 

Write for prices. State your needs. We can fill 'em. 



Car nie - Goudie Manufacturing 

The House With Sudden Service 

Kansas City, Mo. SZSViSi'SJSrSSZ 



Co. 



Krause Greater Shows 

WANTS 

For Savannah, Ga., Week February 26 

—And— 

Brunswick, Ga., Big Celebration 

Week March 5th, To Fellow 

One good ballyhoo show and two platform shows. 
Have opening for concessions; also all wheels. Expect 
the two dates to be big; other good ones to follow. 
Address BEN KRAUSE, Manager Krause Greater 
Shows, Fernandina, Florida, this week; week of Feb- 
ruary 19, Jacksonville, Florida. 



GREAT WHITE WAY SHOWS 

. N I G BO) Manager 



THE TRI-STATE FAIR 



Superior, Wisconsin, 



September 11, 12, 13, 14. 



FEBRUARY 17, 1817. 



The Billboard 



BIGGER — BETTER — GRANDER THAN EVER 

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL TOUR IN SELECT TERRITORY SOLID AS THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR 

t«e HAMPTON GREAT EMPIRE SHOWS «■ 
GREAT AMERICAN SHOWS COMBINED 

A GIANT AMONG THE PIGMIES 

Ho* Organizing fir 1117 on an Extensive Sale With Everything New— Ken Cm-New Hand-Caned Wagon Fronts No Gillieing 

20 CARS-IS SHOWS-3 RIDES 2 BANDS 2 BIG FREE ACTS 

■■I ■ IITrn Silodrome, Monkey Speedway, meritorious Shows conducted by real showmen. Will place a first- 
WAN I £11 c ' ass Minstrel with real performers and Colored Band. Colored Performers aDd Musicians, write. 
■ Special inducement to Whip or any new Riding Device, Musical Comedy, lO-in-l, Mechanical City, 

Illusion Show, Athletic or any new, novel Show, for which we will furnish wagon front and tent. 

Have booked Col. Wm. Littleton's "Lady Fanchon," $20,000 Educated Equine Wonderof the World, without 
doubt the most elaborately framed show in America; Midget Village, Carrousel, Ferris Wheel and Submarine. All 
concessions open to reliable parties except Candy Race Track, which has been sold. 

CAN USE — First-class, sober Trainmaster, one who knows how to load wagons on fiats; also first-class Pro- 
moters and Contest Man. Sam Fox, write. 

SECRETARIES OF FAIRS OR CELEBRATIONS wanting a high-class attraction, write, wire or come 
and look us over. FREE ACTS — Two of the biggest thrillera. Staterooms available in Pullman cars. Reservations 
made now. Address - - MORRIS MILLER, General Manager, P. O. Box 307, Hamilton, Ohio. 

NOTE— All contracts made with Mrs. Elizabeth Hampton will hold good. 



PARKER PLACES FACTORIES 
At Diapoeal of Government in Evan 




rbirtna o. «™«rt. Bwnarr to Mr. riiti 



FI RST CA LL 

KEYSTONE EXPOSITION SHOWS 



OPEN 11 PHILADELPHIA, PA., Ill APRIL 

Wilmington, Chester, New Brunswick, Paterson, Perth Amboy to 
follow, and then we play the cream of New England and Canada. 
WANT the following Shows, will give good proposition to reliable 



lows, will give good proposition to relia 
drome. Crazy House, Athletic Show 1 
> hear from a sensational Free Act. 



Trip to 

Wheels and Cookhouse sold. Have room for a few i 
Concessions. Address all communications to 

1827 East Cambria Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 



WEIDER AMUSEMENT COMPANY 



WRITE FOR LATEST INFORMATION 

SUGAR PUFF 
WAFFLE MACHINE 




WINDHORST & WALKER MFG. CO. 

1308 Pin. Si.. ST. LOUIS. MO. 



C. A. WO BTHA M SHOWS 



to erprv rfelBfl T-rn-UDBllr Bolt a*"" Dan f,,r J GM 
bi> M*«aaa Mrtleifler lin* of -or* in 
SIpt* A. Wmdi vru hen luf awl H4 "P*™ 
nwJilm. which Ibli jaur will rmtiract 



BRADDOCK TO CELEBRATE 




J. F. MURPHY'S AMERICAN SHOWS 



OPENS MARCH 17TH, SUMTER, S. C, UNDER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. TWO SATURDAYS— SEVEN DAYS. 

— "y booked: tio.ooo Huedi Cuotuaelle, Tom Quincy'a Ferris Wheel, C«pt- Ashbura's Doe, Pony end Monkey Circus, Jack Cnllen's South Before the Witt 
fa Busy City, Tom Quinty'u big Ten-ln-One, Jack Cnllen's Miracle Show, Happy Jack Ecltert's Platform Show, Capt. Startzel's Submarine Show, Grriln * 
ir. Mirprtt Mmt, Dttw; rr»f. J. Uatra'i Cwttrt tmi, Pnl. MaraVi Hfr> Wrier D«rv WAMTED— Monkey Speedway and Tnp to Mara. A few leglta 

atlllopan. FOR SALE— Silodrome, ready to aet up, Sioo.oo. Ben EJein, write. . F murphy Box 32T, Sumter. S. C. 

TED— Colored Performers and Musicians ; address J. B. CULLEN. 



The Billbo 



r d 



HOLTON 



BAND 



Shipped on ten days' ap- 
proval with no obligation! 



. with a Holton always . t ... to buy if unsatisfactory. «» » n P ia * ™» 

Used by more professional m akes good. Coet more, _but a trial 3 * 1ms effort on a Holton 



INSTRUMENTS 

You can play better with 



musicians than any other 



L~U h 9 r shows why. Holton work- 
trank ttOtton & to. manehip tell, the alory. 



Chicago, III. 



than on any other i 
Why not try one? 



a Swirl! 



DRESS CLOTHES TO RENT 

Don't feel "out of place" at the big ban- 
quet and ball. Get one of our famous 



<Wf 



"BI G GUN " BRAND 
FULL DRESS SUITS 

We have these in all sizes, and every * 
customer is fitted perfectly. Our clothes 
are all tailor made, and will give you 



We Make a Specialty of Ranting- Clothes for Formal Affairs 




1 McLa D[hllD towr leUnd 



Band. He bee proffered hie 3t 



1 Bend plired Die 



MARTIN & MCLAUGHLIN'S 

CONEY ISLAND SHOWS 



it Iwrutj-ffre jeere. 1 



1 on Me behelf I 



E. O. J,™., J. J. Blcturde, 1" 



WILL OPEN THE SEASON OF 1317 SATURDAY, APRIL 14, AT SPRINGFIELD, 0. 
2— SATU RDAYS — 2 

This Show will play a few good spots in Ohio, then into Pennsylvania 
and the New England States. CAN PLACE any good money-getting Show 
that does not conflict with what we have already booked. On account 
of being disappointed in our Feature Show, will offer a liberal proposition 

REAL FEATURE SHOW. Will furnish small band for same. 
A WORD TO CONCESSION MEN — We will play the territory where you can 
get the money and you will not have to buck GRAFT joints. All Wheels 
open except Candy. Cook House and Refreshment Stand still open. All 
Concessions, write. Address all correspondence to 
PHILS. MCLAUGHLIN, Miner, an TgJJ HpM, Ada, Ohio. 



DREAMLAND EXPOSITION SHOWS 



Wanted for the Herbert Greater Shows 



PAUL'S UNITED f 



SEVEN DAYS, COMMENCING MARCH 10th. 
Good Ten-In-One, Working World, Monkey Speedway, Submarine or any good 
money getting show with neat frame-op. Will furnish complete outfit (or Athletic 
l a- Il l ■■ ■ ■ ■III !■ lUlj IHIj a— !■ " 



d ei[Mrt IJ," 01 ^tffSZj* 



Show, with Seventy-FiTe-DoIlar Mat, ic- 



ing Concessions open: High Striker, Jap Roll Down, Glass Wheel, Pop-'em-In. 
Cigarette Gallery, Fish Pond, one Ball Game and Fortune Teller. Can pUw good 
Free Act- Address all mail to JOS. C. HERBERT. Column!-. 5. C. 



WANTED 



1 make tt « majority o. 



ED. A. EVANS' GREATER SHOWS 



LEE BROS.' UNIT ED SHOWS 

57 ?bMe C "3r"ieJ*'il£!;.' *cTw.' Crtlt si 



Cabaret Show, s 



Girls for Hew York 



Illusion Show, address P. W. Deems, 1308 E. 
Truck Drivers, Workiiigmen and others, ad- 



tVe'rebi'non (pS| e (i{?V»«»"*' 



SWAIN'S "KANT LEEK" WAX 



F0R_ SALE ^JS^g^g^T ^™" N ^i l< * R ? E CAROUSSEUE 



SLOT MACHINES 



FOR SALE 



V ISRAEL FOUND DEAD 



■*«e*^ela3rii 'a» f t»VSl5™t'or 



MHTIA- 



FBmUARY 17. H17. 



The Billboard 



The Eli Bridge Co., The Herschell -Spill ma n Co., The Allan H erschell 
Co., and other leaders in the Amusement Industry use the Foos 
Engine as standard equipment to operate riding devices. 



During our 17 years of building "Big Eli" wheels we have used many 
different makes of engines and can say honestly that the Foos has given 
us better service than any other. We have made it standard equipment 
for the last four years. Quite often our customers have to depend on in- 
experienced operators to run their engines and this is where a simple, 
sturdy, reliable engine like the Foos (with very small consumption of 
gasoline) gives satisfaction, and where the complicated freak engine does 
not. Until l 



p Wheels. 



i a better one, we will use Foos Engines 
Respectfully, 



Big Eli 

ELI BRIDGE CO., W. £ SULLIVAN, Pres. 




1 Talkers and Lecturers 



> Ma Lop Sastlo 



BwvdMl nlihrirt.lc.' 





ALLAH HERSCHELL CO. INC. 

CARROUSELS 

ARE THE LATEST 

CLeaj platforms, all parte lEterchangfv 
able, wired for electric light, good muse, 
quicker set up and taken down than any 



eo., INC. 




Fifty Years of Exclusive 
Carrouaall Building 

DENTZEL 
CARROUSELLS 

MMkaritslr aB | JbtMtaH PtrM 
WM. H. DENTZEL 



■ 



HOUSE OF THE ORIGINAL 
PIANO ORCHESTRA** 



ERNST BOOKER 



mh mm. car 



"« Miaaltt FfW» Brotimy"— LOS ANGELES. 

WANTED — Big free Acts, novel Concessions- Attendance, 1,300,000 people 1916. 
Mm nm WBT, Qmtnt H-tpr. »wl Itata, Caihtmk. 



BOSS CANDY BUTCHER AT LIBERTY 

Past four yean with Yankee Robinson Show. Will boy Candy 
Privilege on Wagon Show or small Railroad Show. I mean business 
Address THOMAS ft- PEKCE, Ill E. Eeatiiiill ban. Mini*, hi. 



NATIONAL EXPOSITION SHOWS WANTS 



DREAMLAND EXPOSITION SHOWS 



FOR RENT %g" 



i^o»ts1Icj. in toocinuoa^oni 



ttlitn ud tma roltlM."- Jiew n. kicqoxb, 
ilttrj A. Ljd sjm o«0 to op some wit In 

iMrt^ua»T * m?' rmw?uc»«' > *u» 

It OmalU, Ud kl* Will >mj ■Jmpdnnw Hr( 



■IQir.jr 'hV rm- XUDv 



oat pneitton If Jnal bp rtlenlOed IP j* ma 



'. A- MOORE ILL .' 



30 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 




ARE YOU A POLAR BEAR? 

If so, you can afford to go to Bleep during the winter months and live on the fat that you accumulated. 
However, if yon are a good , live, wide-awake hustlet, it is up to you to make every month, every 
week, every day count. 
You can easily do it. 

Consult THE SHURE WINNER CATALOGUE 

and you will learn bow to make money- Yon don't have to wait until the thermometer is again 90 
in the shade. Too can do it now. 

That cornaendium of low price, big value merchandise, will show yon the way, and tell you 



WATCHES 



JEWELRY 



N. SHURE CO. 



(THE WHOLE BUILDING) 


Wggg! Wtftl Stoil Hlrtlirs Atttititt! 

THE OIAWO»^aHLY K lllVM.t GIHUINC 
nT m j™*. is Oji GEHUIHE mj. 

OfMS 

N» ins- Stef£f«»3g 
BR AC WW AN -W^ ti*R CO., 


REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT 
FIRST AND LAST 

EDnws'7 < " l ' : *°° B " tos -~ THE 

rtrtitau "dlSr'^T'tbi Hotel *ElJ>r'™K!! 
Ik* tt» me sobject of mmTniHori tmoug 
oor niu hu beta the oaken to be HtKttM 
who will jtDlde Trie demJnlH of IbiB orxanU'tlua 

■bFQnj Id « wprwnlHtiTi; fomj of rertramfnt 


eiwakln^ rx-rsonallj. 1 har^ bVTD 4 ™ w " 

p.*i^ilJ ^ b^ ^Wtitaa. ; aa< 
sUfllLrahloniif choc*! njr oar pfflwn 





DRUMMERS 



kFHIU .HlFiHIl i SOI 
7 Sloali.sSillimjlTirr.ti 



SOUtTHIKB HEW OH DICE, 
11.58 PER SET 



HHfilC NOVELTY C 



Cask Oil Ski At Hot* Tte Genu Wit 



^ jn tus-iim feet tin wall 

n>."*m£») rem, i^taiS^ BEAHaE 



YOUR CO-OPERATION, PLEASE! 

Under a new ruling no mail is distributed at the 
Cincinnati Post Office between the hours of 12 p. m. 
Saturday and 12 p. m. Sunday. 

Advertisements or news items intended to reach 
The Billboard on Sunday should be mailed early 
enough to be in the Cincinnati Post Office by midnight 
Saturday, or sent special delivery. 

We ask this co-operation of our clients and read- 
ers to prevent overcrowding in the last form of The 
Billboard, which goes to press on Monday. 



PADDLE WHEELS 

JUH DOLLS TOP THCH ALL. 

DOLLS, TEDDY BEAM, FOO OLE DOGS, 
PILLOW 10PS, PENNANTS, NOVELTIES, 
" SALES BOARDS, SERIAL PADDLES, 
VASES. STEINS, PAPER NOVELTIES, 



■SLACK MFG. CO. "^T^.'Ti.^ 



THE AEROPLANE 
CAROUSSELLE 




The Simplicity 
Swinging Pedal 




ROY GRAY AMUSEMENT CO. 



FOWLER BROS.' COMPANY 



«irjtiTf ■ rtDllr-. BHni*r Primer Joliwrl I 



HIGH DIVER DEAD 



LIB 



For MEN and WOMEN 

SEND ORDER NOW 
SAMPLE SAME PRICE 

RAINCOAT MFG. CO. 

« I1NI0H SQUARE, HEW YORK 



'BACKUS" Wood ind Win WtvM 

Hampers 




SELL SOMETHING NEW 

II. II: '-? .n. *n-j tat lunmlllfli. UtlSUjV 



CAROUSELS 



tor ,s*^%vg;:a^.Ag 



31 



Dm Towr "pollrf" ■ 
. ■ piraat IB front of II 
,. Lmdlcf bin inw th. 



tCT&^T jj^ B B» «^ E*LJ3 

ITS M p-p.l.r— WM. F . FLOTO. 

MILLARP BUSY 

lunlir fUdcShcnr. vltb Rinmni A Balls 
Mk«M «ft jmt newlr Onlibid. 



of* ran? 



CENTRAL STATES SHOWS 



SULLIVANB IN NEW YORK 



AGENTS GET HEP 

COIN BIG MONEY QUICK 

Sell the most complete line of 
Photo -Handled Knives for Sales Boards 

Knives are all made of best steel. Handles with the latest REAL AR I", SEPTEM- 
BER MORN, JESS WILLARD and other ATTRACTIVE DESICNS. We want 
Agents in every city and town. We manufacture our own Knives, and, therefore, 
we are not dependent on foreign supplies. We ship promptly. We are the 
largest Manufacturers and Distributors of Photo-Handled Knives 
for Sales Boards and Raffle Cards in the United States. Write us 
and we will see that you are promptly supplied. Ask for catalog and terms today. 
Do not delay. WE ASSIBI TOU TEB BITDflf IIP PROTECT TO U II IT. 

GOLDEN RULE CUTLERY CO., 

212 No. Sheldon, Dept. 35, CHICAGO, ILL. 



WANTE D 

Hopper's Greater Shows 

BEST EQUIPPED SEVEN-GAR SHOW ON ROAD 

Ten-Piece Uniformed American Band, Two or Three-Abreast Par- 
ker Carousel, Eli Ferris Wheel (must be able to open on Monday 
nights), Man and Wife to take charge of Spider Show (man must 
be capable of making openings and lecturing inside), Freaks and 
Curiosities for Seven-in-One Show. 

Will furnish complete, with panel front, Vaudeville or Tabloid 
Show to people; they must be able to change for week. 

Few Concessions open: Spot Joint, Palmist, Knife Rack and 
Glass Wheel. All concessions $10 a Wheel. - ^ 

Show opens near Paris the latter part of March and ptays 
West Texas exclusively. Address all mail to 
WH. HOPPER, care of Grand Theatre, Paris, Texas. 



W ANTE D 

SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS 

PLANTATION SHOW and '49 Camp; will furnish outfits to 
right parties. Also other good shows of class and merit. 
R I D ES— Ferris Wheel and Trip to Mars. 

CONCESSIONS all open. What have you to offer? Will open 
April 16tb. Address PROCTOR AMUSEMENT CO., Flagstaff, Ariz. 



Semi centennial Celebration 



North Platte, Neb., 



1 26-30, Inclusive 



WANTED Legitimate Concessions of all kinds. No exclusive except 
Candy Wheel. Excellent opportunity for Eating House. Cowboys and 
Cowgirls wanted for Outdoor Pageant; Girls for '49 Camp. Address 
GEO. C. MOONEY, Secretary, Semi-Centennial, North Platte, Neb. 



CONCESSIONAIRES 



cilrf ?' ib' wwl V" 1 mSm *"* "S'S"'^ " 

iniMd rhe wpfSsWp— rep 




WANTED WANTED WANTED 

LEVITT-TAXIER SHOWS UNFIXED 



30 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17. 1917. 




ARE YOU A POLAR BEAR? 



If so, you con afford to go to si 



iduringthewintMinoBthsandlWeonlhefatthatyouacciiiniilate< 

However, if you are a E ood, foe, wide-awake hustler, it is up to 7011 to make every month, evei 
week, every day count. 
You can easily do it. 

Consult THE SHURE WINNER CATALOGUE 

and you will learn how ta make money. You don't have to wait until the thermometer is again c 
in the shade. You can do it now. 

bie value merchandise, will show you the way, and tea yo 




N. SHURE CO. 



S. E. Cor. Madison 
and Franklin Sta. 

(THE WHOLE BUILDING 



CHICAGO, ILL. 



umm mm stooe Hutim umm 



fBB^tf diamond mas 



BRACKMAN-WEILER CO., 



90c 



kEHIU.HOFillUliSQI 



7skaD<iii6illiiM&Tariiti 



S0BET»I«6 HEW ON DICE, 
11.50 PER SET 



MAGIC BOVELTT COMMIT. 



Cook Chop Sney At Hone The Genuine Way 

^•f VEHWOM GALBTEB. B»< B. Mtr. 



FOB Mil— 11*0 FEET HOE M 



SHEET M E N — 




■a 



THE AEROPLANE 
CAROUSSELLE 



YOUR CO-OPERATION, PLEASE! 



Under a new ruling no mail is distributed at the 
Cincinnati Post Office between the hours of 12 p. m. 
Saturday and 12 p. m. Sunday. 

Advertisements or news items intended to reach 
The Billboard on Sunday should be mailed early 
enough to be in the Cuieinnati Post Office by midnight 
Saturday, or sent special delivery. 

We ask this co-operation of our clients and read- 
ers to prevent overcrowding in the last form of The 
Billboard, which goes to press on Monday. 




»m£ -5»«ara i h« 

Boa we team tint ltd. [rat * 



ROY GRAY AMUSEMENT CO. 



pndlen. fl'.h noDil ud eTotbr- . 
CnnlFJ. of AtltrjU. Ok., will 



FOWLER BROS.' COMPANY 

"T JOOd BUD™' eari>E*i^™irH™^"n<l** 
far thr (Moo Club "40. orblrll weiM III 



I. Etflin MorrlB. riitfl K 



HIGH DtVER DEAD 



PADDLE WHEELS 



'...•.KS. 



SUCK MFG. CO. ■EJMfftf- 



The Simplicity 
Swiping P. j.l 

mmt 



: SAME PRICE 



l Hampers 



SELL SOMETHING NEW 



CAROUSELS 

FOR SALE KSDaVo'if'Sffe 0 



FEBRUARY IT, UK 



The Billboard 



31 



Ibe GuphIIIr^ opened, i 
dLpjt up iJtilc and ladle 

i loe idIUIodji, u tli? d. 
i : r .itIi - :i )■ lb- wont 



it i p.™a» in ! from ot f th* b 



S~.-'5"™V.r,»>-.S 



MILL ARD BUSY 

t. fWt Ifcr* W/. Wills* 



ma: 



PARTNERS HIP DISSOLVED 



CENTRAL STAT ES SHOWS 



HEINZ BROS.' SHOWS 



SULUVANS IN NEW YORK 



553 



AGENTS GET HEP 

COIN BIG MONEY QUICK 

Sell the most complete line of 
Photo-Handled Knives for Sales Boards 

Knives are all made of bef t steel. Handles with the latest REAL AH I", .SEPTEM- 
BER MORN. JESS WILLARD and other ATTRACTIVE DESIGNS. We want 
Agents in every city and town. We manufacture our own Knives, and, therefore, 
we are not dependent on foreign supplies. We ship promptly. We are the 
largest Manufacturers and Distributors of Photo-Handled Knives 
for Sales Boards and Raffle Cards In the United States. Write us 
and we will see that you are promptly supplied. Ask for catalog and terms today. 
Do not delay. VE ASSIGI TOU TEH WIORT 110 PROTECT TD U II II. 

GOLDEN RULE CUTLERY CO., 

212 No. Sheldon, Dept. 35, CHICAGO, ILL. 




WANTE D 

Hopper's Greater Shows 

BEST EQUIPPED SEVEN-GAR SHOW OH ROAD 

Ten-Piece Uniformed American Band, Two or Three-Abreast Par- 
ker Carousel, Eli Ferris Wheel (must be able to open on Monday 
nights), Man and Wife to take charge of Spider Show (man must 
be capable of making openings and lecturing inside), Freaks and 
Curiosities for Seven-in-One Show. 

Will furnish complete, with panel front, Vaudeville or Tabloid 
Show to people; they must be able to change for week. 

Few Concessions open: Spot Joint, Palmist, Knife Rack and 
Glass Wheel. All concessions 810 a Wheel. 

Show opens near Paris the latter part of March and plays 
West Texas exclusively. Address all mail to 
WM. HOPPER, care of Grand Theatre, Paris, Texas. 



WANTED 



SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS 



PLANTATION SHOW and '48 Camp; 
right parties. Also other good shows of class and merit. 
RIDES — Ferris Wheel and Trip to Mars. 

CONCESSIONS all open. What have you to offer? Will open 

April 16th. Address PROCTOR AMUSEMENT CO., Flagstaff, Ariz. 



Semi centennial Celebration 

North Plalte, Neb., June 26-30. Inclusive 

WANTED Legitimate Concessions of all kinds. No exclusive except 
Candy Wheel. Excellent opportunity for Eating House. Cowboys and 
Cowgirls wanted for Outdoor Pageant; Girls for '49 Camp. / 
GEO. C. MOONEY, Secretary, Se mi-Centennial, North Platte, 



WATCHES DISSS' 



CONCESSIONAIRES 




WANTED WANTED WANTED 

LEVITT-TAXIER SHOWS UNITED 



for a high-class pit show with a high-class Carnival Co. 
Wentz, write. Good freaks who appreciate good ti 
METZ, Manager 10-ln 1 Show, 



FREAKS 



i, glassblowers, fat people, talkers and ticket sellf 
e salary and desire to be with a real show 

85 W. 104th St., NEW YORK CITY 



The Billboard 



Toy Balloons and Novelties 

— C— . ., . I, It's on Fanltless Toy Balloons, B«lls and HovelSes. You can't! 

GET INTO THE "BIG MONEY"! . buy better Balloons anywhere. Big strong ones, with long necks;' 



GET INTO THE "BIG MONEY"! 

SEND YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS NOW 
AND GET OUR N EW, 1317. BALLOON PROPOSITION 

It's the livest cash-getting scheme yon ever had pal up to yon. 
Brand new and full of the kind of stuff real money is made of. 
We're going to spring it this week. Send your name and address 
now and well send yon the whole big scheme. 



_o tie 'em. Finest color assortment you ever saw. Seamless 

and fall weight; all sizes and regular and novelty shapes. With 
without Patented Closing Valve. Any — 
quantity you want. Prices rightl Gi 

THE FAULTLESS RUBBER COMPANY. Aiblind Rubber Works. 



CLARK'S G REAT ER SHOWS 
t San OlEflo, Tex 




WANTED FOR THE 

Coney Island Circus Side Show, Inc. 

Freaks ml Curiosities for Season 01 1917 at Coney Island 



Ium.iV SB. .0. UK 



LAWSON'B PALACE OF WONDERS 
fl. — tjartj lawma'm 
•m to do ■ rtlrlj- aooil 



SSjftSSSivi 



|^ jjffrtl Sirttjo.' magfcUc and Junior: 



I. tbm a IMttr m 



WANTED 

— FOR — 

BAUSCHER'S BIG 
UNITED SHOWS 

COMPANY No. 1 AND 2, CANADA TOURS 

Good shows of all kinds, with or without outfits. I have all new 
outfits this year. Want concessions of all kinds; no exclusives. 
All concessions are open. Can furnish tops for same. Want a 
good advance man for Company No. 1 who is close contractor and 
knows Canada territory. Must be sober and reliable. Also want 
two good men to take charge of my two Eli Ferris Wheels and 
three good men to take charge of my three Parker Carry-TJs-Alls. 
Would like to hear from all of my old people. Will give them 
preference. Season opens March 5th. Want to buy a crazy 
house and a whip; also a few good lions. Address 

A. C. BAUSCHER, DAVIS, CALIF. 



1917 HERSCHELL-SPILLMAN CAROUSSELLE 

STANDS SUPREME IS THE REAL PORTABLE OUTFIT 



MORE NEW IMPROVE 




HERSCWELL-SPILLHAN COHPaHY. 196 Siaanat Strut, Harlt Tasawaoda. I.Y. 



THE PEOPLE ARE CRAZV FOR ITI 



AMERICAN FLAGS $ 1750 ™ 



SIZE 10^X15 



JOS. M. LEVI E, 



THE McCLELLAN SHOWS 



WANT FEATURE SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS 



If you see it in The Billboard, tell them so. 



HAMBURG CLAIMS DISTINCTION 



rs."S 



eVthoiT'wti'l 1 Os"* "'liter 11 ' 
w"u m*«o bI!<-™£llli , Vr? rut* 



LAGROU'S EXPOSITION SHOWS 

:vcrj thing la prnirnblDi nltvij villi 1> Unit's 




mil. ]■ dlnrtlnf (hi «m at 
I IDd aunin liis ttM IUuei»rT. 

; on PfbnjaLfy 1. mikliif raLlntfi «Qtiac*«, 
■tflPpBd off at In* ontco ko uwh«tf! oo 
repj. to roots to Ixtrolt pod Colmco. rt" 
3h\MaS"^°™t« < t^r W i«r»^rli^\ l nrS«!' 



JOS. G. FERARI 8H0W9, INC. 




FEBRUARY 17. 1917. 



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33 



NEW ASS'N FORMED 
IN NORTHERN TEXAS 

J. D. Parnell Chosen President 
and A. W. Read Secretary— 
To Promote Unity in Bet- 



and J. d!"* Parcel!. 1 ' 

tbo U'llbarrer Countr PhLr at Vernon: Prpfhlpnt 

operation and unity of effort nail In the work of 



ILLINOIS FAIR CIRCUIT 
Arranges Date, for M any of It* Fairs 

Carail. week of " i-Oi Eimiliiin jjSS 

ol^oiSiii. J?pj»«M*nt of IIih lattllM Clr- 



UNDER NEW MANAOEMEI 



each dar and mamronlfa Bmrorka 1 
»K«t Meremo 1. the «Mitr -eat 
— ' alfi od It* main " 



SECRETARY PYRON AT ROME * 



■ MMianti 



tie 3r.tr. The and all nnnroprlntlon. 

RUSSWURM AGAIN SECRETARY 

trfifw&ASs "*i Sri!; w_ 1°™"™™' 

HHI»"v«lr" reTiAfrnl' "ji'i'r*" will 
aplo ownpr tbat until Inn Ililx roar. riniR nr.. 
bHn, made lor ■ till fair, und thr bnnlnem mm 
of N.ahiliie , n behind "acne. It In llw omnoln- 



90ME PRIVILEGES BOOKED 



fair follnwloi II- 



Ti,. ri.llr.c ,1-vlr. nrlTll-m t-r thl. ,p""'. f.l- 
■> Bii.rl, h,. 1 „ .,.,1 ,„ J„M, II. Mryir ol 



R ETA RY BAIN RE-ELECTED 



EARLY PLANS MADE 

DeiMcr. Xeb . Fob. ».— The Mr Tharer Comtf 
E ;[!-,-.,r k... ,rr,-, i v.. r I- red before 

been announced for Aucu'at ^fl. 29. 3D and 31. 
S.-cret.rr fcj. MllcbeTI^atal« that BppllesIlonB 

eteolor, Ac elaborate urewarka dlaplai- will 



AGITATING FAIR MEET 

c*. 8.— Slembern of IDE 
* new are igllallni; a Sla 



Sl.ll.W.pl"'..?. 



ommerce hen. are eel la Una; a 
Fair to be hcM o-\< full. 



IN GOOD CONDITION 



PRIVILEGES AT HIGHER RATES 

ton. ^Ihe' &j£?b£!S£ AKTicojt "ul^Sotle tj. 
larger, and ttaat prlvllegeo tbla borbod are to bo 
for October 2. 3. t and 5. Two demand ao far 
era*! M Vi" llnea'arc 'iXA'aKle^ of Tind^.n 



NAPOLEON AUGUST FAIR 



ml exhibit, apeMlnic coaloet. 
I. oot'b atoclt JadfUia; cootiat 



GUS GRANBERG VOLUNTEERS 

onteerlnf bla aerrlcee and tbe flap of hia tw 

tbealfl become laTOlTed Id war. Last JdLt Grat 
bars soffered an accident, which caooed dim I 



ut llaj 30. Tbls mi We,,. 

■Twitt JSTilllS. and w'll 
1 triple drop, rrotn flr.obeti*. 



SPECIAL NOTICE 

Managers of the foUowing ami other State Fain will meet at the Andito- 
im Hotel, Chicago, on Wednesday and Thursday, February list and 3 and, 
f the purpose oC considering propositions for attractions for the 1917 Fain. 

Parties tu vine eood, dean feature attractions, take notice and be on hand 
Beared to submit your propositions. 

terr 



omo^i» b »i«j1ii 'Ai* ecu* mtt . 



boob m ui eoMHameiTioiit to ieMct&bk. 



DR. HOLADAY »>? BAND 

A SUPERB CONCERT BAND 



PRESENTING A DISTINCT NOVELTY WITH EACH PROGRAM. 

Endorsed by famous musicians, managers and press. 
AVAILABLE FOR FAIRS, EXPOSITIONS AND PARKS. 

Address DR. H. E. HOLADAY, 
Lb Salle Hotel, Chicago. Shukert Btdg., Kansas City, Mo. 



MONITEAU COUNTY FAIR 



srisss 



MORE ENTHUSIASM THAN EVER 

AaooflaHoa^tbU and" 



^^V*'"- *** m '^^ b Ko e ^f"J 



FAIR NOTES 



"etfVed l^jSl. aai S ™"'r C 'la t"lj 



Toil Joi>s. Ardell. SpBiililliig'B R-luralvil plm^. 

H h"* n?" r$w ta u%«ut! ""b mil" iv n" n 
ami Coin 11 a n f . DrVrldi noil Ktl.ta. Paliro 

Tn'at'a Seal". K °h '<•,'. Wl'r™ 'ii-Ii Vt Ik*." 'nl,- flMt' 

fajS^aSSiiS » S 



qnartette work. eio. Pollowloj IMa Mr. Bwlnr 
oipoota In ooublno bla tiro banda ror talt trsrk. 
tor wklFb contract! bar* alreadr •IsnM. 
Tit also hao • conrr.ol for a hand doTtbllor or. 
cbeatra. for Urtaa work tl.la faU and aprlni of 

BrSnSIt k aaataf ifc naiam >r al 

•50.000 bond inor ror Ibo parmjat or ertctloj a 



eelebmtlon at tb. Soml-Cennnnlal Sfti to 
bo bold In K«U> Pintle. Set.., Jon* IS-JO. No 
deflnlte plana bare been made aa jet for tb. pro- 
■ram orbor tban to can ont tbe Idea aa dorlr 

Tbe Wlnneablet Conntr iirlooltoral Sodetr. 

51 EuKtr. .l~ P roi1,Vl.t- R. J. Cnrtlo. ^rO- 

tiyiiK^r^^Bh nasi.? 4 

The Kolth Conntr Fair Aauclatlos of OpJ- 



PRIZE AUTO DECORATIONS 




Sept. 10-11-12-13-14, 1917 

DAY AND NIGHT 

Th. Bast County F.lr on Earth. Now hootinit concwsions. 

S. G. SNYDER. Minmgo, lo. 



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35 




Superior Band Organs 

Built by Experts, for 

Rinks, CarousseU, Etc. 

Played by Weatherproof, Long Tune, Spooled 
Music Rolls. Ruuuble Priew, Eitf Term 

ORGANS FOR REPAIRS STORED FREE 

Low estimate on repairs and quick delivery. 
Satisfaction Guaranteed. 
WRITE TO-DAY FOR CATALOB. ETC. 

North Tonamnda Musical Instrument Works 



Sim B».i<«T| «Tg« -yn tw Mt^n^ 

Itmnrf from lo Pi.»nee Cltj. Nph.. I„r 

i V, v. ,7,B-i.*mrii[ >I ABM RJIMe & Son'. 
Sol. TV HcCLr-IHniU «"1 conclude. Ibelr Wnl- 

* re "rfrt' r£™*" S""" " P"™* 1 * a*- 

Tn'f CUpmu pl'jn! Im»o">T 13, IB iM 17 

Stph C1 W nln c"lK"™i MuSSir. \ai dnr- 



MONEY MAKING PROPOSITION 

QUICK ACTION— BIG PROFITS 

PORTABLE ROLLER SKATING RINKS 

UNDER CANVAS 

Standard size, 42x90. Most practical and economical outfit on the mar- 
ket. Write for full particulars and prices- Can furnish 



Mount Domltj rmc™ irtr 



■ - - a n 17. Tfc* princve 
Tf.lwr BnO«raln M«111 



111 71 T 11. Cl«t«" J- B. nolM.t-r. 

^h^rrs^n^^Et^MlV^Ll^^^ 

Hi Tbt mB^M.Biirr r^i^m at Mi *w 



"CHIC AG O" 1917 FIBRE ROLLERS 




before you re- wheel. 

CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE COMPANY 

224 N. Ada Street, Chicago, DL 



n/i¥> CAT IjIX 0118 Three-AbreMt Jumping Horse 
r I IK 1^ A I j Til Carousel, made by Prula. Toboggic 
A k»X».*J*_Jp- c j Three-Abreast, made by 



FOR PARTICULARS ADDRESS 

BERNI ORGAN CO., 216 W. 20th St., New York. 



PARK NEWS 



BRIGHTON BEACH COMPANY 
Files Articlas of incorporation 



THRELKELD AGAIN MANAGER 



:!.!■ vs.. SHintLna, batblrur ■ 



SMALL UP-TO-DATE PARK 



naser Tutor will protistilj ^pUjr^aman^irrrt- 

1 J 



MOUNDS PARK NEAR ANDERSON 



«Oh You Whip' 




Fun by the bushel, for old and 
young, on this most popular of 
all Amusement Rides. 



"Take a Trip — Order a Wh : p" 



W. F. MANGELS CO. 

CONEY ISLAND, - N. Y. 



ARTIFICIAL BATHING POOL 



£ PARK AT EATON 



f 



-APPLY NOW- 



If you want one of the few reniaining locations avail- 
able for the 1917 season. New, Novel and Unique 
Games — Snappy, Spectacular and Novel Shows — 
always get big money at 

AMERICA'S BIGGEST AND BEST AMUSEMENT PARK 

•RIVERVIEW, CHICAGO—- 



LITTLE CONEY ISLAND 

PABLO BEACH, FLA. 

Large pleasure park now under construction. One of the best patron- 
ised Seaside Resorts on the South Atlantic. Conce-aions now being 
booked for coming season. Seventeen miles from Jacksonville. Write 
for particulars. 

THE PABLO DEVELOPMENT S POWER CO., J tckion nille, Fta. 



FOR REHT SE i9?7 >N 



For Sals-Amusement Park 



FOR SALE 



FOR SALE OR LEASE 1 

Lake Idlewild Resort, Kenton, Ohio 



FEBRUARY 17, 



The Billboard 



,„ nu ir ■ L.nm.nnwl bj piOence, ptrteMFaBM 
^h«! C "p Ir "Sb*Tr'tli» iUi» mo «»rt erw. 

?-HF£ii : r..r..r ™~ 



■ MB time. Clarlfl will JJJJ^Jjll! 



HERE'S AN 

OPENER' 



COMPLETE OUTFIT 
$1.50 " CH 

Compare this price with others 



DESCRIPTION OF OUTFIT 
Attention, White Stone Worteri 

$3.50 CROSS 



C mmSSStSmSSrriSSS 




■ * Hoc hoait —rt. ret.n!iM t|» 



Papermen Papermen Papermen 



COMPTON BROTHERS AGENCY, Findlay, Ohio. 



o"AGENTS 




WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS 




READY FOR YOU 

' blf caialae^rf quiet .elllfli- ipedilUe, n tradj utd wc waul 



pirn s?J^l^ 

L lull dTvine &. co.. 



Expert Work Guaranteed 



SWANTON, OHIO. 



mm 



lb M«TlS! mtn «nn tie pot Id it 

Sm y.^ jm. Ii »ii to mur .t mim i 



1W It on I. -To be .o««.r u l In pl lcB . 

I be ' tSSmllj 'mS ^ Vfl b"" ™*ifat 
irTer°tt t ™n^,.'l 'nr'uiw words, bof. ratter! 



lit bis itaj oa°tb™n>ltt° 



WYATT -CAPTURES" ST. PAUL 
SI. Paul. Feb. I^TMl Wjitfa Imcb UII 

UwlScbt aod^oat* of 'ihe' story 0('"thlI L Erfnt 
He iBaredJbe b-?>dJloe po-duon o^tHe' onwon 

When tfaej aaw -'Jack' 1 awioe Ibe Wr Onm'ud 
pound It In *rerj rouH-liaWa «.* Tm luKsiua 
lES-t tsJXwJ-flf tuln <n St. FanL Th* ttm 
Bltla *jg*"L*S KL-£ •™ [nlu, ° , ' I ^ jf ™ °° 
lajltJ oT Hi* eifulai bM 



ml' anlta OF LldtaD^maag Ud aborljtOC 

_-._^t»i ^^BwjIHki tamlial.'^ un 



DE VAUX OPENING MARCH 3 



SHORT AND BEACH 
Nnr Tort. Feb. B.— Joa Short and 



1 G E I T S. .SMI ft till B 'S£A£ 



ANNOUNCEMENT 

Having closed contracts for some of the world's largest 
shows and conventions, I am in position to use from 40 
to 50 High-ClaBS^Solic'itors, Those who have worked for 
me before, write. Address all letters and prepay wires to 



SHflMROCKS-AJI 

£3 



THOMAS F. CUNNINGHAM, 

Room 21, 5 Park_Squa.re, 



CIRCULATION BROKER 
Boston, Mass. 




38 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17. M17. 



CLASS] 

PAID ADS 

HO LIMIT TO NUMBER O 


FIED AC 

ASSIFIED^ SECTION burud 

Ell T». N CAPS. HO CUTS. HO B0HDES5. 

f WORDS FOR PAID ADS. 


(VERTISEMENTS 

AT LIBERTY or WANTED SITUATION 
FREE 

NOT TO EXCEED as WORDS 


USED COBTUUES FOR HALE tg " 

FUTURE TIKE WANTED «V ACT*.. 2. - 
AT LtBEHTV AT FUTURE DATE. ...la " 


MOVING PICTURE THEATRES FOB 


CONDITIONS 

Advertisements of an acceptable nature will be inserted without charge 
to the Classified Columns. Open to any person connected or Identified with 
the show business. If answers are not satisfactory the first time we invite 
as many Insertions as are necessary to place you. These columns are for 
the benefit of the unemployed and we do not want you to feet that yon axe 
imposing on us by using the columns more than one time. 

10 FREE ITUDIII 1DI ACCEPTED. (OPT HIT IE FMIIIIIED EHI IEEI, 

and you must be ready to Join at once. Write your ad on separate sheet of 
paper. Forms close Thursday, G p.m., for insertion In the following- Issue. 

r MUST REACH US BY THURSDAY, 6 P. M. 


REMEMBER, CASH WITH COPY. 

Wo do not place charges for ads In the Classified Columns upon onr boolcn. 
We reserve tbe right to edit copy. 

ALL COPY FOR ADS IN THIS DEPARTMEN 


Agents and Solicitors Wanted 




trtca: aW Sole. P 1 ™* 1 ^' 


planiftl; our pictures: plant rrvhr, rKicU>1; 

araw^oaiUJnsx, 1 lew ™^cM_pIn at", 










WweTinil *ni"iit^™rMTJ, li! b "IpMr^ M fiSS 
plulit^ilcbt^roider; I* km 1- c L.1 :^rr LUM., 






^ AT LTSTITT— T 
FmTir JrariirT^. 




AT LXBEBTT — HHITMB. JELLS. XTLO- 
pbonr; 1 will jrel tjmpar.1 if desired: eiprriem 

Jo it] line*. DBtTKMEB. ICQ N. EJtq St.. 


OROHEBTRA LEADER— FLAT TIOLXR OB 

prltetrM; luTrtlrn '.DA^tdf Aa 

TUf. rot E. Ewiu hl, Ivann. Mew Tort. 


At Libert; 




rwoaa.a™ luVrtrM. "t STELLA ML l*K 
i r tiiu«JeipalB. FFnnsjIrtais. 


A'l DBUMME a*— ELECTRIC u*nni. 


AT^LTRERTT-- F> 

exclrlniT' beat trail 
worlj LAVERU^l 


ir tnxoin sEAtox »n. 

new and fanny. — B and 
h ia rina-j ill Hrrt-elaas 




TEXOR ARB BARrToHR ART* RAM U*tt- 

couirij: wort ilrttsbt and Jew: would ran- 


trn-to-dnte library of n™if: daain Dtrmaml 

^r™r, Pf ^™ , or°« , pTrtS«. 1TOBICAX DT- 
lUtnOR. 620 So. 1T1 St. Bnntbwt™. 


6PEHC7EB, 401 LafaTett-' 
. Tort. 


S^™oi^. B °rat ■ut9slxIcnss)W.MrBvE 


»y | IBglllMB: B^MBjDAO.^ 616 N. Uti 








York City. 




1ST. Owaaooro. K*ntnekT- 


^AT^IJBEHTT-^ri 








^AT IJBERCT— 1 


BASSO SHif-FR. WITH A 


«T«l^e^^sT^ipenoi™ *of Kript; cnioitlc 


Addrte. PS0F.°E i ORB0hirr::tr1i''r! TrtUT^" 




VTOLLVIBT — WISH TO LOCATE PEBJCA- 

j™r. Ln f!p r n^™° t™ * ioonm?"pimip«» sS 

ffiB-^aSisSSSS 

t^GOipcnro. Addirto can of milboa/d 




AT LIBESTT— THE CYCLE REVELS; TUBT 


•cStoaMite^m n^ote?i°lSi, S br*iette? ' '<KIJ. 
XTJ8TCU1I, 4501 Mrrira Art., fbl Udt-lpblB. ra. 




AT LIBERTY — 






VIOLINISI — A-l LADY; UJUU AMI 


trty—CoiLaider RibjTIJlE reliable; tmBpe ^OC^JO- 


Soraaota. Florida. 


VIOLia ARS PLAHO AT LtSERTT— VJOLTW. 
w^jorcbaacral loader; rraduaio frou [attarrta] 

^iw b ^l7 ll dl^ p ^^^^^ f ^"*^ , ™ ™ t °™ 1 

m erwatjFi saesai if°loD g 'ioDra; l « , «o l taa* 
plr aor ooiobrr ol orcbaatn mnElctaoa; A, r. 


AT LLBEETT— THE PAREHTOB; 1 ECHOLE 

•rt"5»» br tadr." r_.nd-baiaiicior*'a™° ri»SJ° 
trspew act. rorotdl ^robotic aclj^rnan In ^lowl 
QJtoriTlTM^y rj Awtnr T ' altars ■ weM^itmsl 






vudi, Hew Yort 


todko max ruunsii 

™poDJi doo'f boon-. WAL- 
S VaDdenoort Ht_. N. Toaa. 


A FTBflT-CLA BB^FEMAT.K IMPEBSOHAToa 

OT 20 artiatlc jTcwna. IhcIooIpb creation* worm 
".""tfew Tort' asr. BEWI * W '' 813 w - W " tl1 


BOEHH FLUTE (LOW PrTCHi — B0T7BLE fTJ 


Ar.lar.tit_ Gecryia. 
AT LIBERTY — P 




CAPABLE XHS1CIAN T0U"C5 LADY; 


a VIOLLH^IJ^ER o ARB ( AHBAHOER Alrtl 


^^AI LTBCTCT^Oa^rjEimiATE^qO-AOE- 
Sis ALDI? 1 rjtr^LaTl>lu>« ^^^^awi, awS? 


AT LIBEKTI— OHB1C8 ASP BELLS : VAITDE- 

Sn; scmmSne, > c» I Houi^cuu3iuh'W«t 


00HHET AKD CLARINET — EXFERTEXCED 

i Em 1 m ° seS%i Miw^^V^gM 
CjLsSSi *Bff r«ir™«5. ^Aadir»i* , i!!r 

H1CTAHH. IS10 So. Ttb BL. Win, Tail,. 


M '»!■£,. *"dd"™^nip™" fMTTB. M 

E. in;. St. I-. Obis, 


^at ^iiTrmTT— gcirpTEAga^ TMo^jiOLnr. 


WAITED BT CAPABLE Ml V P0BITI0M 

aa manager or mouoi piriora bonaa, porr-nUj 
will root oolrisbl; sill ll.itr. U ID* naaraaMl 
ofler: wlUiiii to Hand trial a, 1o ablllUl r-t- 
freoreo, couimoolcr.Ie WIIB T. BREAIR HA* 
MRU, Dtrrt l.i. r, Tarmwt. 


AT IJBEHTT- 

■Jo « ■Wfejeg 






AT ITEEKTT—A-l VI0LJRT»T Am 1EAD- 


AT L1BESTT FDH COKTXO SEA80H— FOUR 
rtOni dce/lOfl post era: ^r^^rlrj^ajd"^'. 


LEADER— PIAJfirr. WITH EIO^.CLASS 
LlbrniT. sbIpm cliimr iilrtor* show or otber 
pond.ornt poltlos: Dl.,.d IFOdlof b„, cW . tn«. 
1tr«. rtc: .lit.. b-.t uUr,. bouf. ,od p.r. 


WHO WARTS A 00OD PIAXO ARD DRVat 

Taa. )— Bollj^i atorJna-.^otc. ; J.l MJS^sa 



48 " 


The Billboard 


FEBRUARY 17, 1017. 


DIRECTORY 


BITS AND SPURS 
u it a BooP 00 cSi' NG i'^ GE Ti. TS BoUdlng 


CI RCUS^SEATS ) 
CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND YOUNG 


SnW iRfclli 81ht N°»*'Vork"cil' Hk ' 
"nSJiS-^to**™ 4 "i„'°' C,>- ' ** MotU ' 




NU DaI B T?? K C TR Sl F urJl!| : ' K l ETS 
BOWLING ALLEYS 

Erlaot Sltg. Co., 1LM W, lUUl BL, IndlnnapollJ . 


Be S fc K l M 8oo N JI fcet . San Fran 
C CLOWN WHITE 


DRUMS (Snare and Bnu) 

K.i.Muue iloijae. luJ^W^M^i.r i. n ^ i 1 

DRUMMERS' SUPPLIES 


yThy; fee each tieo worth of ajar* med 
\lil» ilncmu re rtiml 1 ad^oorrecled^wettlT. 


Bri" t ail ""JSm? wS L « 1 di poll. 
BURLESQUE BOOKING AGENCIES 


Cbne. Meier. 13 E. 13th v., Now Tork CUT 
11. Stein Conmetlc Co.. 1JO IT. Slit at, N. Y. o. 

COASTER CARS 
Pklllldelpbls Tohoccan Co.. 130 Davol It., Fblla. 

M St 1 Co U 0 oP IS?™*!! t at. NYC 
CONCESSIONAIRES' SUPPLIES 


TH-eotF-aeroou ei., Cbltoffo. 
The Utile llLiale HuiTae. 4U3 Carroll BW,., Chl'n 
I.udull & LuutvlB. mm IV. 141b It.. Chicago. 

Tn BI«tHc E i" E j?.Ice l co. B B^!T 1 T S ,an K 
ELECTRIC^ INBOLKa AINHALJUtt 


ACCORDION PLEATING 
Bt. Louis Flume and Pl-atlcs Co.. 620 Norm 

ADVERTISING NOVELTIES 

D." tttfwfftjL Sld'aL? New < Tork*C»T. 
Slug" flra., 62 Bowerj, New York Qtj. 

^ ADVE^TJS^NG^ STACKERS 


^So^Ne^Tort'eitT. 0 ''' Cl ' 11 ' 11 * 1 * . TbE * t " 

BURNT CORK 
Ttan Reia Co.. niajilllll, N. Y. 
Cboa. Meier, 1-3 K. I3U> at. New York dir. 
St. Stein Cocmetle Co.. 130 W. 31« at.. N. X. C 

CALCIUM LIGHT 
(Ox-Hrdrogen Oai atuafantnrera) 
Capital Mdae. Co.. 6=0 B. Dearborn at., Cr.1cooo. 


a?V.' miSf'lS^S IchlEu'aLj 1 %££T O. °" 

umi & ,°ONI CHINUtY ^ 
CONFECTIONERY MACHINES 


ELECTRIC LAMPS 
ELECTRIC LIGHT* OUTFITS 

BLIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 

J. C. PlflHMk. Bertenu and E. Klleunonl Part 


AERIAL ADVERTISING ' 

Bnxrt NoTeltj Hr^Cu-.^lHO Ella nt^ciudj^ti. 


Cincinnati Calcium Light Co., 103 Fourth at.. 
Dearborn No'relij Co.. S3J a. Dearborn it., Cll- 


W. Z. Loni. IT.' IHc" «.. SpHojaeld, O. 
CONFETTI 


ELECTRIC NOVELTIES 

Htannnol^ Co " N " Dtflt\n 


AERONAUTS 

jfiSSraa.''"' R ™ 1 atI ' 


^j^S^vl^bS-^^^.. at. 


w. z. t^nmTm-M o. 


ELECTRICAL SET PIECES AND 
DECORATIONS 
G. A. Trohan Co.. loe.. Cohooa, N. Y. 




CANE AND DOLL RACKS 
Omt. ttagleal Co.. Dept. 8=0. OiUnk. WUj. 
CANDY FOR WHEELS 

mCmW* Cboeolnte Co.. cor. IEW ml llirket 


S'siB/n'coainetfe OoJuH W.'sbt at^*!r? "'c 

COSTUMER 
U. J. Clark. TIB Locaat at., St, Lonla, Uo. 

COSTUMES 
(Sh Wild Watt) 
carnl.al Conn™ Co., 2B7 Went Water at. alii 


ELECTRICAL STAGE EFFECTB 

gejrten^At^Waelra, j" 1 "; ffffiJ-fjf; 

ELK TEETH (Walrus) 
Pearee Noveltr Co.. 403 t^dllio at, Seattle. 


AEROPLANE EXHIBITION FLIGHTS 


The Puritan Chocolate Co.. 204 Weal Coort at.. 


Conat Coatncie Co.. 1035 Market at., Bu Pru 


EMBROIDERIES 

(For Coattusu, CurUlm, Etc) 


TjflSSftnB "O" 1881 G«TT. 


Tonn.ir.e_ c;<j. rjwwn et. Maijttai. 
CANES AND WHIPS 


Foil ^"g^^gg (' He ^ t an( ^ '4'gnj c,t ° 


CBONEB-DaVII SPIRKLE fMK IN. 


n rii Ani ,, ALLIGATORS 




EAVESjCOSTUME CO.^ 




ALUMINUM FEATHERWEIGHT 
rTAttK CURTAIN ROLLERS 


Bra ml NoyoIIi Oci!."l7in Bill at.. ClnclnniB, 0. 
Col* Toore & Co.. SOI Lcc. e'.e.." Bt Loola. Mo. 


ENGRAVING, HALF-TONES AND 
^ e SHOW^PRINTING 


AMUSEMENT DEVICES 
KU^Brldir Co^Homttn'oie. BL~^ 

w*. unrt AI & MA 2 L cE!f A i" E t! lS N Y at. 


| if you entertain the slightest doubt that advertising 
1 in this Trades Directory of ours is a 

GREAT BARGAIN 

1 consider the following carefully: 

1 At 15 cts. a copy The Billboard costs you on 

= the stands per year 5 7.80 


EYE BROW PENCILB 
The lleoe Co.. Boeheater. N. Y. 
11. Btein Coametlc Co., 1=0 W. Slat It., N. Y. a 

FACE POWDER 
Cbne. Uerer. 13 b 1S ' 1 Q a ,"^ JJJJ 1 ' 0,1 N C1 J' - C . 
FAIR BOOKING AGENCIES 

si * iir 7 * 1 "'' < i5 0 w "tPSI Q °? D cuear. 

FEATHER FLOWERS 
Dp Witt Elaten. Grand Doulerard and B. Prairie 


^AN^IMALS. BIRDS AND SNAKES 
^ANIMALS (Ssi Lioni) 


1 At 25 cts. a line (our regular rate) your ad | 

£ would cost you for 52 weeks $13.00 = 

Total $20.80 = 

1 Yet we give you both for $10.00. A saving of $10.80. § 


FEATURE FILMS 
leiae Lulu Co., 1472 Broadwar. New York CltJ. 
Trlonele Film Corp., 11 W. Tw en II- third It, 

""nATUIIB LBOTUM SLIDES 
FERRIS WHEELS 

S nMSJtJtST9£. l, o. 

FESTOONING 
Cbleaio Flai & Decorltlnj Co., IBM Wnhaah 
nYi*ood1 C TIhu< UsMfHttMl Co.. BOS Bergea 
at, Brooklrn. K. Y. 

(■unficnreia, Doolari ^ud Bntai BgiMU) 

CnlTerVaT Fllin n UanurBeyurlDff Co., Forly-elfhtk 

noth * IL f$ '"j* N ^ A frai U Di«5tT P«tk 


California. 

ANNOUNCEMENT SLIDES 
Korelty Slide Co., Ill E. 33d «.. N, T. CI17. 
ARMY AND NAVV AUCTION GOODS 
Frandn Banoerronn. Ml Broadwar. S. T. Off. 

Aai rj ART j F SSf * L h F « 0WERS 

ASBESTOS CURTAINS 

ASBESTOS CURTAINS AND PIC- 
TURE BOOTHS 

H. W. Jobaa-Mnnrnie Co- New York City. 
AUTOMATIC ELEC. ECONOMIZER 

N- Power. DO Gold at. New York City 


Sb?roek-Todd Co.. 831 ^J. Ei,sih at.^St^nla. 

CARNIVAL FRONTS AND SHOW 
BANNERS ^ 

D ™" CARBIDE° LIGHTS 
CAROUSELS 


COWBOY BOOTMAKER 

E. B. Btolherwleh, Dnlbnrt. In. 

CUTS FOR^ILLUSTRATIONS 

B 1 L.WH^TyS^ft'SS 1 * do" 1 

DECORATORS, FLOATS, BOOTHS, 
Bot ^ ^ b ETC.^ w , A4i 1( 


AUTOMATIC MUSICAL INSTRU- 
MENTS 


fTeracliell-Spmman Co.. North Tonawande, N. Y. 
W. F. Mancela Co.. Cane* I.lnnd. N. Y. 
Philadelphia Tobosgnn Co.. 130 Doval at.. Pblln. 


DISINFECTANTS 
^DC^S^AND^DOLLS^ 


^ "fi^LM 'TIT^ES^PRINTme. ET& t ' 
FIREPROOF tHS OF COTTON AND 

„. ^^SSWUgfS .. r. «... 

FIREPROOFING LIQUID FOR SCE- 
NERY AND COSTUMES 

Amelia Grain. SID Spring Oaraen at. PMlodel- 


CARS (R. R.) 

MlrblgBD OTe.. Cblciffo. 111. 


PROGRESSIVE TOY CO. 


BADGES AMD PREMIUM ^RIBBONS 
' BALLOONS ' 


Boatbem Iroo A EODlpafeot Co.. Atlanta. Ga. 
CHAIRS, GRAND STANDS, FOR . 
RENT 


DOLL RACKS 

□enebell BpIlliniin, North TonnwnDdn, N. T. 
DOLLS 


I1M F 'lil EW k >R C CS Danbar fa. 


Bruel No«It^C^^^m^ ( n. ; _Clodnoiltl. 0. 
ClSSS BroV' Ballooning Co.. Anrnn, ITL 
J>^li«n«'m T ' Chicago "ill! 1 C °" 428 Nor,h 
BALL THROWING GAMES 


CHAIR Sj^-O P ER A^ A N D^ FOLD 1 N G 
CHEWING GUM MANUFACTURERS 


American Bnnner Co^ TO Sunnier M., Bjpaja, ^ 
Pr^™fTS^oJ'&^ l inc^° r ios-Ji>t Wooatcr or. 
Tip Top Tor Co.. 225 Firth lee., N. T. 

DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS 

laVranea M 4 Noeaitj Co.. 2S1 dm at 


K fnJ\€"w:.b* 0I c «on ISC KnT&SE 

Boiid^ lXTj Flicn«r»a, 71S K. Fojotte at, M- 
Cnpw1iniied S 7in«orlik Co. or Ameriea, Wool- 


WMTern^ fMt Crader taJ Jit*. Co.. Grand 
flranon Not. Co.. 1328 Sycamore at. Cin'tl. 


CHOCOLATES FOR RACE TRACKS 
dnnatl. O. C | GAR8 


Ck^^a^lS DrM^r^f?™ Vork^cTlVf^ 1 


A.L. DUE FIREWORKS CO. 


BANNERS 
Baler- A luck-wood. Seventh and Wjandotte at*.. 


L EhKnetdo A Co.. 44 Ami at. Sew York. 
U. If. t*\OB. 31a Uarket at. Philadelphia. Pa. 


F»™**C«n!'Vil Supplj Co., 1M Firth, ira. 


j%.S|^S^^£^ ruL, "w 


Brbell'n Scenic Stadlo. HI 8. Blfti at. Colnm- 
XTnlted state* Teal & Awning Co.. 2?b Nortu 


CIGARS 

The Jaeffrer Clfix Co., 39 Sooth Dearborn. B. 
CIRCUS & JUGGLING APPARATUS 


BrS^i iSgi [SnS "'V ph r35 aB, jj ta n T a 

M Dw3t,'*wS*- a ""'^ " * ^ 


Vnrtln'V Flrewnrlie, Fo't Dodge, la. 

Newtoo Firework. Co., Cblcago, 111. 

IWJ Manhalliii Bench FlrOTOrt., M Park 

Smlt^'rirewwka'DlaTiia'/'Co., St. PlBl and D«- 


BASKETS 


Ed Van Wjci, Pnlles «>e., Clnclnnntl, 0. 

CIRCUS WAGONS 
Bem Wnion Co.. Klnali Clrj, Ha. 


New Toj VI(. Co.. 9} S. Market >t_. Cbleeafl. 


T^£SLu_W»~*M MUM «... » BoaU 
Wefiona l^oSrCo..'F~ldln P., k , 111. 



FEBRUARY 17, 1917. 



The Billboard 



FIREWORKS DISPLAYS (Only) 

,-, i hvi.uiko Cu., Wi-ol Hivbp, Conn. 
FISHPONDS 



z ft Perorating C 



FORTUNE WRITERS (Invisible) 

6. Boner. 3J7 Human at., BhhMjii, N. *. 
FOUNTAIN PENS 

I Sit C ^^w" Wtl> «! MIHlMail 
*"'' GAMING^DEVICES ^ ^ 

GASOLINE BUHNERS 

W. !!. 1" men at., Spnaiflaifl, o. 

G L ASS ^DECO R AT ED ^NOVELTIES 

GLASS NOVELTjES (Tub* and Rod) 

COLO FISH 
t K- Brut*, TlwmHwc, I.. 

GREASE-PAINTS, ETC. 



GREASE ROUGE 

INCANDESCENT LIGHTS 
Safnj ElHMtlt Co.. EST N. Drart»rn It.. C 
INDIANS AND INDIAN COSTUMES 
W. H. WHm, conloo, Nob. 
INDIANS AND INDIAN MEDICINES 
loabo Nalln Herb Co.. Bolae, Id.. M's for raplj. 
^ JAPAN ES^E^OUV EN JfJ GOODS 



M;>*i'r Ltr.n . h 'i i . Nftv York CI IT. 

CltTMa I C C K cV V F 8 |1 O 

J LAUGHING GALLERY^MIRRORsJ 
LEATHERJkNO ^ALLIMINUM 

.. tfssa asa L ttS! , ft. . 

«-.. L »%TK"..'J!±2fi.TSEi.» 
-^SSffi gwm. o,. 

_ LIGHTS 

BBSS IStStK STW Sr*^. *KK 



tllll. W™,1„ ».( K l.t (■„.. t.t:,- Uai.rr. r,„l. 

TI.I- Al. inn.liT Mil: i <:„.. Hah ,r,.. HJ 

Ur.lr«l Tpdi i Atrntat Co.. 220 North 

DmiiljilBM «!.. ntlcuo. Til. 
nimlhnrnl ft Co.. IM-lOfl N. 121b It.. SI. Louis 

Tb. n«a c U y U !B M r AKE ' U u N Y 

Cblra w, MA< U C GOODS 

l'~l°"■^JM'a E ^c""s^0|.™bd , ^N«UD , SSuT«t. 

jars North «sura » 

A. ItaKrhrnr. 131 W. IMriIi 1.1.. Cblu.fn, 111. 

MANUFACTURERS MECHANICAL 
AMUSEMENT DsTV 



E«?«°«.. ! 'i 



MASKS ] 

nippirtT^o'cmw^Bqna^KaB viij'cSlj. 
■u MATERIAL FOR ARTISTS 

_ . MERRY-GO-ROUNDS 



MERRY-GO-ROUNDS FURNISHED 
F l_ Fl«*°«i EaiMU B k R i A t"i NS 
MERRY-OO-ROUND ORGANS AND 

3 ^ 



Ik hlHdl, N. Y. 



MILK CAN AND MAIL BAG ESCAPE 

Oik. Magical Co.. llcpl. 3KB. Osbkotfl. Wla. 

MOV. PIC. EL EC. LIGHT OUTFITS 



r Supply Co., 509 C 



MUSIC ARRANGERS 
Id Died. Falace Tbralrr, Ft. Wwne, lad. 
MUSIC PRINTING 



MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 



CARL FISCHER 

H*dqu*irrn for f^enttilna In atuslr. CWla 



d Cbalr ft Dnt Co., Hiu 
UTorJ 1IIL-. Co., Il-lilrau .. ] 
imllurr III.. Urnt.il Hoiilda, 

ORANGEADE 



ORGANS AND ORCHESTRIONS 

. y Hjis. Abilene, Rao. 

. Dpral, 21H W. 20tb «.. Sra lolk CltT. 
. Molloar] l^inlEH St.. Brootlj-n.^J. 1 

PADDLE WHEELS 

.lianoo ^In^&.^SI^Eloi^ WHlljl fc y«» 

A.™°k*apln * <>"■. at- Pad- 1Ulm - 

v.-„ T.,v Mfr. ( ■■.. J|> ;;. slarket Chicago. 

I Slol^. r™t * iwnlat Ce.. 220 Sort, 
TOrjMi^^K E^!' 5tl! al., Pblll., Pa. 



PARK BID'S, CYCLONE COAST- 
ERS, CONCRETE SWIMMING 
POOLS, ETC. 
Irtntbi A Crins, Upplnroll Bldl.. Pblla.. Fa 
PATENTS SECURED 
PEANUTS, ALL VARIETIES^ ^ 

PEANUT^ROASTING ^MACHINES 
PENNANTS 



EVERY CLIENT A BOOSTER 



may easily confirm the ■ 
o do so. 



■ing plauslblllly. ptouant peraun- 
allty. popularity or perauaslveneaa or solicitors to get business lor us. 
n'e deliver Ihe goods and our clients pass the word around. 
Also we cen*or our advertising columns rigidly, ir YOU accord 
im YOt'K patronnse jour ad will rub shoulders with aa hlgh-elBas a 
I'unch as though it were in The Saturday E 
New York T 




NOSE PUTTY 
NOVELTIES 



illnon It-, CbicasQ, 



HOME WEEK SPECIALIST 
tk, U tt. Mark*!. Aknn, 0. 
OPERA CHAIRS 

D sjMljTl| ^r^^ Co. 8 . 1 Sd"ld* 1 Q™™ 



PENNANTS AND PILLOWS 



PHOTOGRAPHERS 

(TiStt SM'tSfVtss sth, cSS?l 

PIANOS 
PIANOS (Electric) 



PILLOW TOPS ^ 
Fair' ft Carnival Co.. ]2« 31b a»F.. 



Now Tor Mff. Co., US B 



NOVELTY MFRS. 



POCKETBOOKS (High-Grsds 7-in-1) 



POODLE DOGS, STUFFED ANIMALS, 
aj DOLLS AMD TyPPT_ BM^ _.. 

Ua^mi^ «0*Dtlaw ? re «U Cai» 0»Qr. Mt. 



PORCUPINE S^^ ^ 

TABLE EL EC. LIGHT PLANTS 

. iMie Co., Bowlbooae, III. 

PORTABLE SKATING RINKS UN- 
DER CANVAS 
ramlll_ 1'ottnWP BkatlBJ Kick Co., 1SS3 ACIIS 

PORTABLE SKATING RINK 

eerleu Porlobte SbaIID( Blak Co., Pa Ola, Ksa, 
PORTABLE^ TYPEWRITERS ^ 

^"oiTpcb "i? 81 " Sss lute at. icajo 
" P0S°T CARD MACHINES 

_»jdarfc Si»ilal!j Co.. D^oark Bld t .. St. Loala. 

POST CARD AND TINTYPE MA- 
CHINES AND SUPPLIES 

„,L , < „ . l.:,,.l.,rk Ul.l,.. SL Linll 

Pbolo U. 4 3. Co., SOB Soots at.. Phils. 

PRESS CLIPPING SERVICE 

'a rma nipping Bureau. Hi 1st II.. San 



(Of I. 



^PRINTERS i 
PRINTERS 



Daoildaon I.I tli igra ph Co., NetTpon. R 



( ^ raincoats ', m |7^ ^_ 
' "'roll Ticket's" 



N. T. MERCANTILE TRADING CO. 



SCENER 



SCHELL'S SCENIC STUDIO 



SCENERY F0R_ HIRE AN D^SALE 

-™tl IB St St df C l» N W 20tb t CtUcaso. 
SCENIC PAINTERS 



P. DODD ACKERM AN 



[And Dtalui in 



Dnplalnaa it.. CUobio. 111. 
SECOND-HAND BAND INSTRU- 
MENTS 



i on page 60) 



The Billboard 



DIRECTORY 

SECOND-HAND SHOW GOODS 

•ttJM-iMrr ~ — 

SECOND-HAND SHOW PROPERTY 



SECOND-HAN D^T E N TS (Bo light and 



SERIES QUICK SYSTEM ^PADpLES 
SHOOTING GALLERIES 



SHOW AND POSTER PRINTERS 
AND LITHOGRAPHERS 

AcBpnDDn-Qal£le]p Co-, 115 W. Fifth PL. Kin 

ham. Ontario. Cm. 

SIDE-SHOW CURIOSITIES 

JJelaou BnpplT. 514 E- 1th M., S. Boston. SUM 
SIDE-SHOW PAINTINGS 



SK EE- BALL 

Eatt OB.. ISSt aimBin >!.. Philadelphia. 
[ l^ pnSSaj AC d H pi!.l E S In) 



SLOT MACHINE SUPPLIES 
Exhibit Sonplr Co.. ?A2 S Dearborn at-, Chicago. 
SNAKE DEALERS 

f^SkS^m 1 * c*. m 'n.' no™*™ 

Bun 111 s°<t DE ^) ( C ° , U f « U torn 
SONG BOOK PUBLISHERS 

SONG SLIDES 




^SPECTACLES MDIVI GLASSES 
■f ski Cui^Sr'^'Tzo'vr M n h t 
a. o ■wJS° ,n wM^SS?S5» .t. cm 
HT*a*"Hiiiit * Co.. 180 N. PUtta mi ChlcaCD. 
SPOT LIGHTS. w NITROGEN A ARC 

i STAGE HARDWARE 



SIEGMAN &.WEIL 

n m a w mi a. ■■■ r« CP. 
^STAGE LIGHTING APPLIANCES" 

fSSff^iiS?^ 
^ ^ iswara? til 





WIRE CABLE ROPED SHOW TOPS 



u. iim * T smE'T S ..TS Fb« N "« n. " 

1^ TtTt^^^^ST^at t .1 

Lf ™ ta ' THEATER TICKETS 

(Ball ud Bmnij Beat Coupon) 
JLnrieU Tic tot Co.. lS4^E^Etlt at^Cbleaio 

THEATRICAL ATTORNEYS 

FerpoMQ. & Condnow. 10 La Salle at., Chi' 
Si«M 3. FtMm.ii. TS W. ilon™ .t. Chii 

THEATRICAL COSTUMES 4 WIGS 



THEATRICAL TICKETS 



GANTNER 6 MATTER N CO. 



SIEGMAN & WEIL 



oa Co. aT° Y o 
TOY BALLOONS 



Ml w. Madiijn at.^CnjMO. 



•rass 



Oooda, 758 Market, Hal 
Flor Trnak Wirlo, 58 



UNIFORMS i ( 
UNIFORMS A^THEAT^ COSTUMES 

VENTRILOQUIAL FIGURES 

looa™,^lo^Tro|j-« in.. Sew Tort ^ Hi,. 

VAUDEVILLE AGENCIES 
. E.rne.. 3B KotKb Stale .t.. CHeajo, Ml. 



□diIpU Bwtina oia'cw, lias Jjroadwajr, 
WAGONS 




WILD ANIMALS, BIRI 
cart n _ bet*. 8. Zsi^han American at 

W|Ld WEST COSTUMES " 
^ WIRE WORKERS' SUPPLIES^ 

XYLOPHONES 

J- C. Deagan. Berttau aod E. Baveuawaol Pi 



AT LIBERTY 
CLASSIFIED ADS 




STAGE ASPIRANTS 



Burlesque and Musical Comedy 



Moving: Picture Artists 



STOCK & REPERTOIRE 



W!fTi»oi Stoeii Co.: (WM B 




The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 17. 1817. 



AMERICAN-MINTER FEATURE 
HEADS MUTUAL'S NEW LIST 

The Gentle Intruder Scheduled for Release on 
* : -February 19, in Five Reels— Other Subjects 
for Week Include Dramas, Scenics 
*"*d Some Comedies 



adnafora Sbortr frti mini] up ttltb a fni'C a 
CMR In ronMlnj IblS bqt Brmi I, 

UK ot lb* IB Ibol lie- Irllne lo tMl bi 

In Ulntudenl. lbs nlntb of Iba Mutual -Slogan 
Kin, Tb. r«U* of Oar CLU Ileparler*. Halri 



■ HMofl. muly tbacaar. Vi- 
rion lar Hnralrr 



nurr. V. la a-blcb Era Tarpln pov. a> tb* 

vat anl la told ■■ limb abniia. Arlbnr \fn..n 
ptlfo a tnarb rnnik Bernard of roblilni the till 



p tb- talmaaT. la II 




s Ite ami fWrmur 20. . It Jiroilo*. 
IHCblaada, otxmlnz plcort'; of tlx aoVthn»l»!tl 



KatMlor plana al Mcntonr, Fnwtt. 

■ dmc alas la rclraaed Sm Amarlr* ilnrt. 



rolaacopa Cnmiiai 



IVAN CHANGES TITLE 



NOW Tor*. Fab. 10.— In imTw lo niolc 
UlOD If..' Ivbei ma Corporation bao eQsos.tl 

bo II U. nl in am Broeldction from Toe " 



n Conrorotioo reaullr agreed ti 



OKLAHOMA EXHIBITORS 
old Annual Mooting in Oklahoma City 



a l(o bj Prealdent ftalpb T 




THREE BOOK PLAYS 

n Metro'. Latort Reloaega— Two 
Band on Poem. 



plHiaaa for February, Uartb, Apill and no, 
lot .r.r™,n b, u» JJe.ro rictore, Ccw 

TOlo Hit of oRFrlDin la Id lino <rlib tba pro. 
ram recently looounce-ri br I'rraiiimi hum 
. IU.-1IU or Urt». Tb. roll lUt of 



c u jljn Fnbmary 12, one of si 

-.D1« B. II. J., I: i I'- DDTF1 Of tbC I 



Vhrrln Wllroi, wltb Franceo NcTaon ao 
uaicb. 10, The Hidden Children, from ib- 
\l the aoua Bam* br Robert W. Chamber.. 



- K««a a. MM Ap-1. in. 



i March i». n* nub 



ON CONQUEST PROGRAM 



PLAYERS SELECTED 
jpport M« Marah In Now r 



n Ui onder Director 



r pujrri thna far ei 



Nell Mono. Wanda Coolloi. 1 




The Only Railway Moving 
Picture Show lit tha World 



IN FAVOR OF CLEAN F 



biikhman wYruiNs. 



I bare irabJiTtsd mjaclf ti 



sr. 'li.it I ™ with ran to mini In snr hoi 



ADVERSE LEG ISLATION 
rict Producer* Into Retrenchr 



VAN LOAN ENTERTAINS 

Novel and Interesting Experima 
Triad 

N»w Tort. Ml. tt— Wli n ift »ot« 



A SMASHING BIG HIT! 



0MM1IIC SENSATION 



PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIUMPH 



DerwentHallCaine 




Territorial Rights Now Selling 



ARROW FILM CORP0MTI0R 

No. 1475 BROADWAY. NEW YORK CITY 




iwaiiSv; 

•»»».. wirb fch eje 




EXHIBITORS, ATTENTION! 

System Is the Keynote To Success 

The Billboard's "Record of Business," invented for the convenience 
of the exhibitor who desires to keep accurate and authentic records 
of business transacted by bis theater during tbe entire year. This 
Record is used by thousands of exhibitors throughout the country. 
While they last we will send one free of charge to every exhibitor 
his name and address. The quantity is limited. First come 



aw 



.p Inn film Corporation, 
ilir Dfl^lnotur of £T > HnqT A* 



.uukj" BaldatD. The ii 



Ftep in briozljE Mbcm lbs 
d aRwIaied a-hb bliD kiav 
un. la cjojounlon* wfh'E 



DAMAGED BY FIRE 



POWER'S 
CAME RAG RAPH No. 6B 

THE 
PRFMIEB 
KCTIOR 
FICTHE M 
PBOJECTOfi 1 

I N. POWER CO. I 

HOaHB. 



The Billboard 



PEBRUARV 17, tfrfT. 



CAR1HVAL AND CIRCUS 



PENNSYLVANIA ASS'N 
COUNTY FAIRS MEETS 

Attend ance Double T h a t of An y 
Previous Session— Legislation 
Against Showmen Impor- 
tant Subject Discussed 



ii '"Sir 'wotSauona r. 



hoib by ■ State flo<J municlpil ^ Ku^enuutful 



it ImtIdi of [be plbtrtnt; "Jo« a "WjJ I" 



VICTORIA'S OPENING STAND 



■find. Tbe rDmuiit will brcln S.ronl»y. 



WARREN VI SITS BROADWAY 
™ gjj^jjl rs'tff'i GruIMt "smiffli. ai 



Trie COMMERCIAL SHOWS _ 

The Commtrd-I Stun, wlcrtria. Id PbMn 



PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED 

. Solomon No Lm Associated With 
Rubin Grub.ro 



ABOUT RAILROADS AND CARS 



Ington. D. c. 

Unk cars was advocated by delegates. 

Does not that suggestion give the showman, especially the ear- 
ownimr showman, a bunch of food for thought? 



to supply the car A for transportation of their pi 
receive mileage for the cars they own. Even thai la a better da 
than the car-owning showman Is getting. He is required to supply h 
own train and then la made to suffer additional inconveniences — an 
he receives do mileage for the cars. 



But It is a good Idea for showmen i 
lines of business. can-get a. ralr deal throu 
tbe showman could do the same thing. 

He owes It' to himself. 



STREETMEN 

Sales Board Men, Paddle Wheel 
Hen, Concessionaires, Carol-al 
Workers, Sheet Writers or Peddlers: 

We have goods you can use, at right 
prices and prompt semen. Our lines 

WATCHES, JEWELRY. CLOCKS, 
SILVERWARE, CUTLERY, RAZORS, 
REVOLVERS, NOTIONS. NOVELTIES 
AND CARNIVAL 600DS. 

Get out 1916 Catalogue. No epod* 
CO. D. without a cash deposit. Catalog 



Shryock-Todd Notion Co. 

Z2.S24 N. Bth Su ST. LOUIS. MO. 



AETNA FLAG & 
BANNER CO. 

rata* a. 



Oriental Dancing Girl 



WAITED FOR THE 
'BEAUTIFUL ORIENT" 

•j tat K_ t^^™™ J 1 *^; ,f "^ i '^^^ u ^ n ^J 



I WANT A PARTNER 



stst mi mm so-*. emc.sn. ill. 

WIVTrn concessions of 


ACTS SAILING PROM PRISCO 

To Play. Mid: Pacific .Carnival at 
Honolulu 

sojSrtSrBrrsW tts Sw«s^Pc3ssf 

J'Sp^r Ma|ndS fcSSFsffsffl^aSs 
j£gT «t»™" wi h ' 1Mf """ t '*"'iii' b ' "'h* S 


ffldlf CLf ALL KINDS 






*^"i"r'°'i>- 1 ' n*Si Se^SLe^yeS »-rrfw^j-r 








RUDOLPH COMPANY MOVES 

i, P... Fch 11.— Owlu lo Wn. 



FIT SH8I ITTIIGTIOIS li^"^..^^ 



JAMES MILLERICK OEAD 



N 



EW WAY TO MINT SIGH 



s 



mtssitpmi&g 



SHOW BANNERS 

5i HnOTtfSt, B0ST0B.MASS- 



W. ODELL LEARN t CO. TlUI twiM 



The Billboard 



63 



San Francisco Facts 



SonUi**??.™!''" 



PIT SHOW ATTRACTIONS 



Far 



Park, 



i City; 



III.; 

and Philadelphia Museums. 

Can use high-class Freaks, sensational and novel Acts of 
every description for season of 1917. Museum Attractions 
wanted at once. State salary. Send photo. 

C. H. ARMSTRONG, TIS Market St, Philadelphia, Pa. 



id carrrini on me traslnei 



fHi one' Brat*™ SfTorJbwsn 



C. W. PARKER SHOWS 




Rudolph Toy & Noielly Go 




HEINZ BROS.'SHOWS 



8ZS to 540 Pr^fltA Day 

■ ■' »- <M>Bl^tfja*U' 



Fatpir. CW T Flu M*taia* Co. I 



CIRCUS PICK-UPS 
•Tiling tho Spirts show ar 



TJiej bad a food 



WANT 



Dog and pony show, epidora and atbletio show or any 
with what we have. Following concession* lor sale: 

house, devil's bowling alley, knife reck, long n 

roll down, glass Joint, doll, pillow top and vase 1 

Address J. W. HEINZ, 1613 Broadway, Ha, 
P. 8.— Show opens April 21 at Keokuk, Iowa. 



gallery, higb atn) 



WANTED— CARS 

Jht 60-foot Flat Cars, one Advertising Car, one State Room Car. 
R SALE — Several miniature Cages, one miniature Tableau, one small 
Band Wagon, one sacred Ox, 5 years old; one large Camel, a good animal 
for park and will sell cheap, two male Lions, 2 years old, fine specimens 
and in perfect condition. Can use a few more big show acts, especially 
Iron Jaw; also two Lady Buglers for parade. Adirm COOP t LENTS' 
ENORMOUS SHOWS, UNITED, l« 1H, Him, lit. 



Brunswick, Ga. , Gala Week 

March 5th to 10th 

Auspices City of Brunswick Board of Trade and Merchants' Association. 
Advertised statewide. Address H. B- BROWN, Secretary Gala Week, 
Brunswick, Ga. 



The Robertson & Jeaniigi i 



HOPPER GREATER SHOWS 

Alto. Tor.. Isea.rr IS. and .est Into «lr,l 
qrartera * h *rc. ^wllt reopen near Fttrl", Te: 

Ttltesr. two banrla. thre* . rm wtl . and rwen 
romtjrtoni. ^Atyiot stitj-n.i^or lh* pwple 
N'snnrfer tt"Wlnm IT^pner ha* he-n orr the rt 



| P AP EJR JWACH E | 

| AMEiicaji un run mbche woans. wu tarn Put f+ni, cameo I 



C. G. DODSON WARNS 
WUMr I SntaaB MMri re." sSC**! 

attempted to evade payment of prtri! 

r Q riaiitfuli/ doa, aid ni Nr. Out 



«5«T* baa StMlM^Q^Bc^LolS . 



''ti^r^LtZu' a*b™"r*r»f P n'ed""w!^ to Java, 



dnrKlar «r IsBmS fMCM (rWr»j 



CARNI VAL MOTES 

■ 6% ^aSj^u»3*i%r "*«•* j 



n oflla Ho- at lor Hp. TWar, 
atteealod by Jos- RSeta r^-. a i«-r In tM 




SHOWMEN-SAVE MONEY MOTOR TRUCKS 



. Cur. out exorbitant railroad rates ud parkins cT 



-. of time, wrwlrs, etc-, by having yoar fyw 

p-ity have been established since 1855. TheHBBUEY is 
le of the largest ec 



; HARVEY MOTOR TRUCK WORKS, 



Harvey (Suburb of ChlcBQO'. III.. U. S. A. 



THE CORRAL 



7-11. T« lullo. Dir. 
Ft. «o r tB-HonmJ-Dp.^Utea 1= 



ir ou tbo AcUqiIuu- 



1 Fterotrt. Art Acord mil 





Sol's & Rubin's Shows 

RUBIN GRUBERG, Sola Owner 

Opening Paris, Teaas, on the Streets, Under Alices Bjsetnfl AssocMon 

February 24— Two Saturdays 

SHERMAN, TEXAS, To Fellow, Under Auaplcea Elks 

We con place two strong attractions, such as musical comedy, 
Garden of Allah (without cooch) ; also midgets or good platform 
show. Will furnish tents and fronts to good showmen. Will ftw- 
nish outfit for good 10-in-l show. 

Notice, Concession Men — All wheels open except candy. 
Can place the following concessions: Knife rack, long range shoot- 
ing gallery, fish pond, palmistry, hoopla, high striker, Japanese 
bowling alley, devil's bowling alley, cat racks and ball games of 
any kind and other legitimate concessions. 

"Nine weeks booked under good, strong committees. Shows 
and concessions address RUBIN GRUBERG, care Shows, Paris, 
Texas, until March 4; after that, as per route. Committees and 
fair secretaries address W. S. CHERRY, P. O. Box 565, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 



COSMOPOLITAN SHOWS 

OPENS LUXOR*. ARKANSAS, MARCH 9. 



WIMMEN'S WRITES 




Ibpdj SliprrT-HTrrle'. Hull t lip 




tin RWDt thilr lit™ la bi.l1.uiu, on. Don't 

Sr.w&Lx.'gMi jE* 



1917 SEASON- 



-OPENS ON APRIL 21 



SUPERIOR UNITED SHOWS, INC.. WANT 



_ STRONG platform si 

CONCESSIONS- 



i classed as a teal feature. Also have opening for mechanical show and 

_ mammoth circus side show. Want to hear * ' 

11 other privileges open but candy race track, . ... 
;per, privilege car and several wagons. Give full 



To Committees, Fair Secretaries, Fraternal Orders and those anticipating holding celebrations, etc., the 
above company is a 15-car show, using flats arid wagons. A clean company in every respect, with twelve shows arid 
three riding devices, 18-niece band, aensational free acts. Write for open time. " | 



Address all communications to T. A. WOLFE, General Manager, 



j Hippodrome 81dg., Cleveland, Ohio. 




"$75 in Eight Days' 

1 nifffn i r. Dn Due riiinr 

Tm • mur.iv! <• toe tw; nrtnuc : i J joce 
^wmi&s ntHB ixBdng ^nne." WVilli tain 
TOWCJE Soma. JOT" Hn-sari-t wwitttw h 

-*-"■ - ■ ™- ■■ ■■ - ■- ^sj-i. 




WtUiMt t» HMWI - gwoo— Pit 



V*arkinp "^Wmai. matey 

•tinpTf jiw 1 yd -fumMy-ypl hm^ •fiw* Tin mH/wtinj: 
Hnn«wwiint, nwm ■ ~Bwyi. ^fT'ik'* T ^gyTtw llT^ FTi ilia* 
"Wneei.^OD !£m3E. djEtrette -Bnnoung Eafery. .Ssh 
3? ouxi . T«rvil : * liowimr dttsv .or any ^iimait Cnneee- 
6imi Ghj jjiae iHriw« liann Andres- *] ni&i u 

in n miH Tiiiiiii i.s.i. 



WAX SHOW 



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SHOWMEN-SAVE MONEY MOTORTRUCKS 



Cut out exorbitant railroad rs 



a and parking charges 



HARVEY MOTOR TRUCK WORKS, 



Harvey (Suburb ol Chicago), 111., U. S. A. 



THE CORRAL 





Sol's & Rubin's Shows 



Opening Paris, Tens, on the Streets, Under Auspices BkeU Assadtioo 

February 24 — Two Saturdays 

SHERMAN, TEXAS, To Follow, Under Auspices Elks 

We can place two strong attractions, such as musical comedy, 
Garden of Allah (without cooch); also midgets or good platf orm 
show. Will furnish tents and fronts to good showmen. Wjli frjr- 
nish outfit for good 10-in-l show. 

Notice, Concession Men — All wheels open except canity. 
Can place the following concessions: Knife rack, long range shoot- 
ing gallery, fish pond, palmistry, hoopla, high striker, Japanese 
bowling alley, devil's bowling alley, cat racks and ball games of 
any kind and other legitimate concessions. 

Nine weeks booked under good, strong committees. Shows 
and concessions address RUBIN GRUB ERG, care Shows, Paris, 
Texas, until March 4; after tha t, as per route. Committees and 
fair secretaries address W. S. CHERRY, P. O. Box 565, Binning- 



COSMOPOLITAN SHOWS 

OPENS LUXOR*. ARKANSAS. MARCH 5. 



WIMMEN'S WRITES 



VtUTES j 



:bt liar lUm, »to 



tbtlltr ,od Dot altogether oo 01 



: Uar iMrn. Tilt nnl 



- twins ™ir two «"i 



its tbf SB S tobblrf t!JlD t . Bal 
»°Ulk1nt. inl "imr oi'im'wSr M*ns* 



bobbIM rftfer. who b.T,' sMt Mr t™» 
a rtwilillw « tt.it tob can id b.t*." 



1917 SEASON- —OPENS ON APRIL 21 

SUPERIOR UNITED SHOWS, INC., WANT 



. . living freiks obtainable for our mammoth circus side show. Want to hear from a scenic and pictorial artist." 

rnWrrCCifllUC Want first-class cook house. All other privileges open but candy race track, refreshments and aMl striker. Want t 

*•***" *- bay or lease two nun flats, sleeper, privilego car and several wagons. Give full particulars whenmthig. 



633 Hlppodrc 



b Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 



FEBRUARY 17, t«7. 



The B 1 1 1 1 



F 



THE BIGGEST S! 



I THE SOUTH 



AT STOCK SHOW and LUCILLE MULHALL'S BIG ROUND-UP 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MARCH lOTH TO 17TH, 1917 

OUTSIDE ATTRACTIONS FURNISHED BY 

GEORGE LOOS EXPOSITION SHOWS 

Can place Oriental Show, Monkey Speedway, Silodrome and Whip. Show goes straight North after this date, 

" ' knows nq failure. The 
i, hear Houston, Texas. 



J. GEORGE LOOS 
P. O. Box 1086 
HguitDD, T«u* 
IE CATTLE RAISE! 



HOMER WILSON, I 
FAT STOCK SHOW and BIG i 
ROUND-UP, Fort Worth, T... | 
L- BE H ELD Im FORT ' WO I 



ED R. HENRY, I 
FAT STOCK SHOW 
Fort Worth, TUH 
T H SAME W EEK 



Mia'i^tfBc ! "c5iiii? llbcl ° dD " BS gH T *" 1 

larfij t™w .long wlUi bio, 3 will be) Id t 

Hi, Cl.it't Unm. on Main nmt, li I 
It tMJJjooolii» in boat I 




WITTY-SCHM1TT 4 CO. 



•fU (or c™™1dti npcllM l> Wmj-Stbrndtl 

* Co.. iruintif.clnm* of bleb = ■•— 

Tbijr tie, |ol HI w i MHUI 

BSE: 



— — . , — ,.. mmmB bow m 




I»e>y "rori n *tl, , 5l' I T" ll -W , iir. Til™ 

art ~ ~^a?a.ssys. rb 



"$75 in Eight Days" 



Taken In On One Alley 



■om Ten-Pinnet — 
located in a little 
innet business for 



That's a sample of the big profits E. E. Douglas is i 
"world's greatest bowling game." And he has only ONE alley 
town in Georgia. YOU can start a profitable, enjoyable Ten-F 
small investment. And NOW is the time to do it. 

Automatic Bowling— New and Fascinating 

Everybody plays Ten-Pin not -—men, women, children'. Ingenious automatic feature makes 
your receipts nearly all net profit. No upkeep expense— no pinboyB. Just someone to take in 
money. Alleys 38 to 50 feet long — easily installed in any room in half day. 



a week," writes M. A. Gittont Of his Ten-F&uiet 



" Rece ived two nil ey s 




World's 
Greatest 
Bowling Game 



The TEN-PINNET CO. 

94 Draper Street 

INDIANAPOLIS, OiD. 



WANTED FOR 

THE HERBERT GREATER SHOWS 

Opening COLUMBIA, S. C, March lOth-mn 

EAGLES' SPINS CARNIVAL, >■ the STREETS ll the HEART ,1 tie CitT. 

Alia the Following Cities, oa Slreeti: ckerler, s. C , unlet the 
sutpieet of the Commercial Club; then Charlotte, N. C, under 
the luspitcs ol the Eagles; then Winston-Salem, N. C, anal 
BlueEeld, W. Vs. 

CAN PUCE FOR THE COMING SEASON — Good Ten-in-One, 
Working World, Monkey Speedway, Joyland, Subma- 
rine or any good money-getting Show. The following 
Concessions open : High Striker, Jap Roll Down, Glass 
Wheel, Pop 'Em In, Cigarette Shooting Gallery, Fish 
Pond, Devil's Bowling Alley or any legitimate Conces- 
sion. Can place ten-piece Band. Address all mail to 
JOS. C. HERBERT, Imperial Hotel, Columbia, S. C. 



FOR SALE 

WAX SHOW 

38 Cases— 160 Pieces 
MUSEUM OF ANATOMY 



Apply to JOHNNY K.JONES, Howard House, Hot Springs, Ark. 



UND5EY REBUILDING 

(Contimied from pent- IB; 

B All™, JLnrmj UcLSOthLLof" 




«8 The Billboard febiumrv a m?. 




FEBRUARY 17, 1*17. 



The Billboard 



RUTHERFORD 



WANT — 20 AMERICA*' 



20- 



FOLLOWING CONCESSIONS OPEN iohelties. confetti, hoop u. palmist**, lohq hn&e ihootius buurt, cm«- 

WvTTE IHOOTUB GALLERY, FBUIT AND PILLOW WHEEL!. CaHDT FLO IS. IM1 W 



Mara Hint L NUM. M Ljwaa 1 



S*en in Caaa Suapended Until August 
Car On'olni Hauaier.' Aaaaelattolt, baa Hera 



1 INJURED 



Nat STRICKEN 



CASEY SU ES E RLANGER 
Allegsa 1250,000 la Duo Him aa P 



d DadilT Lone Lea**- Mr. Cawj aUoceo th 
i «nt; tlJO.000 on Tho lank r»*. of will 



■1 IO Ibo W., OC H 



• HHI am nroltna- Ho aaoaj (or a bit loner. 



Th.j IHdrtilltt oOca to b. pl.atnl. a.tar- 



HAAO AND CONN— NOTICE 

tjtm erta^aaVa'tviir, i*o™cv^nrrr t * 
■Waal** Blllhoard (hit anda EfiM 



1 1 1 1 1 J I ] 1 1 1 [ 1 1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 L I M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 II I r 1 1 ■ rl 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 i I L 1 1 1 ( 1 1 1 E 1 1 L ■ 

VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS 

WANT FOR SOME BIG SPOTS THIS SEASON 

A NUT FRAMED PLATFORM SHOW AID WRESTLING 
SHOW O R NOVELTY ATT RACTION 

Attractive proposition to the right ebowK. . Also want a few more 
lpgitimntj mnrwiimi. V.ise and Ham Wheels not sold yet. New 
and novel concosaons, write; will place at a low figure. Address 
Headquarters, Callendar St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Opening Stand, Garfield, N. J., April 21. 

Wm. McNally wants for his Biding Devices experienced men 
who are not afraid of work. Address him, headquarters. 



WANTED— CONCESSIONS — WANTED 

On account of Sam Brown leaving the show in two weeks all 
Concessions on the Clif ton-Kelley Shows are open for the com- 
ing season. Address L. C. KELLEY, Manager, week Feb. 12, 
Woodmen's Carnival, Ruleville, Miss. ; week Feb. 19, Masonic 
Carnival, Marks, Miss.; week Feb. 26, United Daughters of 
Confederacy Carnival, Friar Point, Miss. 



TO PARK MANAGERS 

..^.r^ ANIMAL tiHtT&BS* 

One hundred of (be nicest specimens of the wild animals living in Canada, as Bean, 
Wolves, Beavers, Raccoons, Minks, Fox of all kinds, including the expensive Black 
Foxes, Elks, Caribous, Moose, etc- This Show was a success last summer at the 
Dominion Park, Montreal. After big improvements we have decided to play United 
States. What Park will be the first with this new Attraction? ., 

CANADIAN ZOOLOGICAL COMPANY, La Toque, Quebec Cauda. 



.Get an AUTOMATIC FISHPOND 



AUTOMATIC FISHPOND CO., 131 Michigan St., Toledo, 0, 



SLAGLE'S PEERLESS AVIATORS 



WANTED FOR TODD & SON SHOWS 



WEST S ADEN O. H. BURNS 
Vaaal'a Mlllltl all Succeed in Savins 





Ham flmtnli who la playbut 




° F.%™r2K<! fi'liohlr ?*' '"to 
In tWhare^'' ItLyuui DelrWr b« ; 

5KSa*TriTJ I 't* cfearrf" aw*?™' Mtai 
ircarj- o"" !£*h!"a. H.. thfoaaH «■ 
Boat laa^aailt fad International tMflt; 



Rt'liaialnlln *«nr 



Wb Ior''uir(e I 'a'toar Stt»a"to™lieli> iSr ' 
ij>»nm of^ two ^ble-boiUd! mm ^ gtwMae Ja 

rao^m'wiiX! br* WWt?Bai b !5Saai ■• 
i Ifpb ">*n JW "5 ttaHrfS 



« hU Vtl S.**a WMb. Bit In lb- 
MU Kaaain Jaeoba nU tbat aim 



aion, Ml Ji— Ti» !e 



taaaeaaV. St. Laala. * 



The Billboard 




FEBRUARY 17, 1017. 



The Billboard 



HARRY R. POLACK I 

■RAL MANAGES RUTHERFORD GREATER SHOWS | 

WILL BE IN CHICAGO ENTIRE WEEK FEB, 19, 1817. HEADQUARTERS, AUDI 



IRV. J. POLACK 



Keith's, Cincinnati 



I Jn Uria position refl*t*N 



ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

MAY 12 TO 22, 1917 

The Actors' Fund of America 

is making a supreme effort to raise $1,000,000, 
so that the work which has been carried on for 
more than thirty years may be perpetuated. 



What Will You Do To Help ? 



We need volunteer workers in every part of the 
country. 

Aid us in soliciting donations of merchandise 



Write at once for instructions and data to the 



I ACTORS' FUND FAIR 

HOTEL ASTOR, NEW YORK 



wWtn mat bl s . The} wite U» Oaf ■ 



I ul In enrj «nwt 



'. Art, 12-11; Burlriwnt li 



Inn: Lett, Tex.. 12- IT. 
>>-■ Wajcrofct, Gi., 12-11 



The Great Travel irtte Hypnotic Stan 

OB^H E RBE ST^TB* VELOTTE^Itr. 



» Ml. Wortrf in fonr. 



Hipp., San Francisco 



WANTjQJOR TBE FAMOJB DIXIE PLAYERS 



No. I— Ufa Trio, im, jirij tod 01 



AT LIBERTY FOR STOCK OR REPERTOIRE 



WANTED— MUSICAL COMEDY PEOPLE 



WANTED— GEN. BUS. WOMAN, GEN. BUS. MAN 



Orpheum, San Francisco 

<an4»>4 ■nnJlj IbtlBM, FebruiT 11) 



UaJotle Show. (CORRECTION): 



MODEL AMUSEMENT C 



•Itlita, =ir.; Tort, 



1 (mRHECTlON): rote- 



STOCK PAPER 

MUSICAL COMEDY 
TABLOID SHOWS 

Absolutely the classiest, sa»pplest ill 
most up-to-date line of girl p*pa era 
made. Price* reasonable. Writs. 
THE DONALDSON UTH0. CO. 

NEWPORT, KENTUCKY 



THE BILLBOARD 



FEBRUARY 17. I»I7. 





TENTS 

OOR MR. GOUDIE WILL BE AT ROOM L, 8, CONGRESS HOTEL, CHICAGO, 
FEBRUARY 19 TO 21. 

CARNIE-GOUDIE MFG. CO. 

SPECIAL LOW PRICES QUOTED DURING ABOVE DAYS 



HARRY C. HUNTER SHOWS 

Personally directed by the man who made the name 

MR. HARRY C. HUNTER 

NOW BOOKING 

Shows— Rides— Concessions 

WANTED -mr, 

12 GIRLS FOR '4.9 CAMP, 15 GIRLS FOR ILLUSION SHOW, 6 REAL 
ORIENTAL DANCERS, ALSO MUSICIANS FOR ORIENTAL SHOW, 
FREAKS AND CURI OSITIES FOR 10-IN-1 SHOW 

Sailor Smith, write; your Athletic Show is all complete. Want several Talkers capable of 
taking full charge of show they represent WANT 12 BAGGAGE WAGONS. Not less than 16 
feet long, and they must be in A-No. 1 condition. TWO QUICK, SENSATIONAL FREE ACTS. 
Have one of the finest platforms (complete) ever built Will let to some responsible party for 
Platform Show; also ten extra tops, fronts, etc., which I will let to experienced snowman. 
SHOW OPENS AT WHEELING, W. VA, for ten days' stand, STARTING APRIL 25th. 

Everybody Address HARRY C. HUNTER, Wheeling, W. Va. 



'Start the Season Right With Bridge Ball! 

■ "CLEAN UP" $3.00 PER HOUR ( 



J ORIDGE Ball is "the newest and best bowling 
I game in the world." Strenuous enough for 
I any man, skillful enough for any bowler, yet 
J light enough for women and children. It fasci- 
I nates everybody and keeps crowds playing. Just 
j the attraction for all resorts and concessionaires! 
Drop Nickel hlSW— H Mi far 5 Gents! 
"Roll the balls up the bridge" (see illustration). Watch 
j the automatic scorer. It gets the crowds— you get the 

I nickels — just scoop them out of money box. Each game 
attractive in appearance and well made. 



TUVL 'SOPS*'"?* YOU SHOULD TAKE IN 



Coin Collector 1 

Rapid earning capacity of Bridge Ball enables you to 
afford the choicest location. No upkeep expense — it's 
ALL clear profit! Each game 3x32 feet— several can be 
installed in one hour in any ordinary room or tent. 



its you In this 
money-making business. Orders booked 
now insure prompt spring delivery and 
first chance at choice locations. 
Write or wire us AT ONCE 
for prices and terms. 



■ Briant Wife. Co.. 428 West 10th St., Indianapolis, Ind. 




You Save Money 




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George Reynolds' Greater Shows 

WANT 

Ten-Piece Italian Band, Advance Agent 
and Promoter. 
Week of February 19th, - - Greenwood, S. C. 



EDISON MACHINE 

$75.00 



m SALE — OPERA CHAIRS 



SCENERY 



SOSMAN PHD LAN Dl S 



Our Latest Creation i 

BRUSH and COMB CASE I 

leijensivo prrmlnm article we know will prove 
a big winner. Made or genuine 1LUX ilil GRAIH | 
IHrjQ Tery attractive ud useful. So compact 
it on be carried is pocket. Send ti.oo for saraple. 
We else nuntiUcture a full and complete line of 

TOURIST 

BRUSH H . 
CASES, POKER SETS, ETC. J 

KAYDEE LEATHER GOODS COMPANY 



iT!_ its 



FLORAL PARADES 




WASTED 
Set of Velvet Drops 

Ho flax cr lmtr. B-45. BLiibeim, Qtinia. 



NEW DROPS, $10.00 

MtfHt Id order. liIiUusln ISiM FM. h iHtxr 
rjfflftod Int. Oil or Hllft Colon. 13.00 dftoSt 
wlui udj veer. Sjbell'i Sfttito aril., ^ftsg K 



SCENERY 



AT LIBERTY 

Bixlerand Guest 

Comedy Acrobats 

Minstrel or Vaudeville Mgrs. wi 
If you do not n 



your ink. Permanent address, ; 
Ihird St., Scottdale, Pa. 



AT LIBERTY 

Tight Wire Walker 



At Liberty, Road Or Pictures 



AT LIBERTY — A-l 6 



HELMET BUM SHOP, CINCINNATI. 




Money Talks! 

not a wm»m "US- 1 ™? 

IUH^WCT"aB"E^TftlM?*cK PH tmiii'lMa, flu 



Columbus Amusement Exchange 

s^cS.njSISF?r "" 5 ^ —° 



WANTED s 



, rcNY cHongr 



JMNTED DIVINQ GIRLS FOR^ UP-TO-DATE SHOW 



WANTED — SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS 

— FOR THE— 

BIG CELEBRATION, BRUNSWICK, GA. 



Week March 6th, on the 

Under auspices Board of Trade and City Council. Bickett Family, 
Aeroplanes, Fireworks, Launching of Ships, Parades for Free Attractions. 
Advertised Statewide. Address H. IKE FRIEDMAN, care Gala Week 
Celebration Committee, Brunswick, Ga. 



FEATURE FREAK 

WANTED FOR 

HUBER'S MUSEUM f C0N T? u,ID 



FEBRUARY W, W17. 

WANTEDMUSICAL ACT 



WANTED GOOD TEXAS SINGER 



COMEDIAN WANTED ££^jgjr|g 



WANTED FOR UNCLE TOM'S CABIN 



WlreWilkerW.ntidr:. 



wanted aa»ar-fl 



Coat. Bun ill or uuv- 



Wanted--$ewal Teamsters 

WANTED, JOIN AT ONCE 

Fix Unrl* IWi UMn. Win rnr Tom tin ran*. 



Wanted Rs^^ g"| 

ioiS' h' j om«.*"db.' v. gkJSranajf tSei o. 



AT LIBERTY a-? 1 



CHEWING GUM 



nnovMos. 1 gum company 



The Billboard 



I TO THE PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER AND ALLIED INTERESTS. 



SHOWMEN ARE 
GATHERING IN 
CHICAGO FOR 
A BUSYWEEK 

Conventions of Outdoor Show- 
men Will Hake History 



Permanent Organization To Be 
Effected on Wednesday 



j Social Event Is 8. L. of A. 
Banquet and Ball 



i, Feb. 18. — With the meet' 

m here Ulis week of the Ova leading 
organization factors In outdoor amuse- 

blBgeet. most mo men ton a week In the 

history of the business, end that the 
net results of the various meeting* 
will mark the dawn Of a new era In 

outdoor show business there is little 



from all parts of the conn _ 
been pouring ^Into Chicago, and the 

Chief* Events of the week* trill 
ce).th« 



piece). I 
rteon, i 



. Orand Pacific. Saratoga, and 

other Hotels frequented by ehowfolk 
"r with ehtm 



is of the Association 
of Outdoor Showmen of the World. 
Showmen's League of America. COMA, 
Pair Managers and American Trotting 
Association will hold the moat atten- 
tion, there Is going to be a eoclal aide 
of the week that promises to be a 
aeries of events which will linger long 
In memoir. 

The piece de resistance will ba the 
Third Annual Banquet and Ball of the 
Showmen's League of America, to be 
held Thursday evening In the 



while the entertainment will ba fur- 
nished by a bomber of the " ' 
artists playing Chicago. 

Chief among the events on the pro- 
gram of tha week will b. tha conven- 
tion of the Association of 

Showman of the World, tba 

* which will be held on 
' at MO p.m., at tha Hotel 
_ jataaht At tha meeting a par. 
t organisation will ba elected, 
utlon adopted and policlea out- 
lined and officers elected. Thare wl'1 
be preliminary meetings of the pres- 
ent Executive Committee of the aeso. 
elation at the same botel this after 
noon and Tuesday for the purpose o: 
wdrklng out tha details. 

President Prank C. Snallmen and 
Secretary Albert Ktralfy. 



I the other members of 
Committee, war* on I 



ED F. CARRUTHERS 




MAJESTIC SUES 
FAIRBANKS FOR 
ALLEGED BREAK 
ING OF CONTRACT 

Asks $250,000 Damages and In- 
junction Against Star 



utlve Committee in charge of 
(men's League Banquet and Ball. 



IMPROVEMENTS 
PROPOSED FOR 
CONEY ISLAND 
SEEM ASSURED 



Boardwalk Project Depends on 
Engineer's Report 



Activity of Beal Estate Owners 
Predicates Big Season 



Gnmpertjs Plana Summer Col 
any for Brighton Beach 



Now York. Feb. it.— Prosperity is 
running fife at Coney Island, and If 
present Indications are any criterion 
of the future the big amusement 



The new boardwalk project Is the 
chief topic of conversation, and from 
the unanimous support tha scheme is 
receiving there appears to be no 
doubt that it will go through. In fact. 
It la bo* sUied that not only trill 
Coney I-land have a new boardwalk 
during tha coming year, but that a 
mammoth recreation pier will be co 
structad Iri connection with IL T 
new walk to to ba over t.onn feet 
length and end with the pier, plans of 



May Tie Up Latter' a Intention 
To Make Own Pictures 



JOHNNY BAKER 



Director John Emerson Is Also 
Sned on Same Complaint 



iiaw York. Feb. 17.— As a eeqnel to 
the alleged breaking of Ms contract 
with the Majestic Film Company, one 
of the component parts of tha Triang'a 
Film Corporation, the company vaster- 
Injunction against Doug- 
las Fairbanks and started an action 
for 1250.0(10 damages. 

it holds a 

bar S.' ills, wtUa Mr. Fairbanks, and 
" to obtain 
dr. Fair- 



been decided upon by the legal coun- 
sel of Triangle Immediately upon re- 
ceipt of Information that Mr. Fair- 
banks had signed a contract with the 
Artcraft Pictures and would begin 
work Immediately. Papers In the ac- 
tion ware filed In the County Clerk's 
office, and yesterday Supreme Court 
Justice Neuberger adjourned argu- 
ment, until next Tuesday, on a motion 
for a permanent Injunction restraining 

tlon picture director, from having any- 
thing to do with anyone but tbe Ma- 
jestic Film Corporation. 



of John Emersoi 
and that the Dim would be releasee 
through the Artcraft Company, with 
which Mary Flckford and George M. 
Cohen are also 




services from October 4, 1915, to Oc- 
tober I. and presents some au- 
thentic facta as to the real salary 
that Fairbanks was getting and 



tha Brat his weekly salary la to he 




101 RANCH REAL 
W.W. TITLE NOW 
SOLE PROPERTY 
OF MILLER BROS. 



Deal Closed Between Arlington 
and Miller In Hew York 



Arlington Show To Bear Title 
of Buffalo Bill's Wild West 



Chrysler Is Granted Option To 
Create Corporation 



New York. Feb. Is.— The office of 
Edward Arlington In the Times Build- 
ing had a very busy week Just closed. 

'.red than ordinarily 
history of any 
urlng this ■ 




This Issue of The Billboard is 40,000 Copies 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 24, 1017. 



ANOTHER M0R0SC0 THEATER 
IS PLAN NED FOR NEW YORK 

Option Secured on Site and House Is To Be Ready 
To Open September 1 — Permanent Pro- 
ducing Quarters To Be Removed From 
Los Angeles to New York 



New York. Feb. 19.— Although ft 
baa been scarcely a, fortnight since 
Oliver Morosco opened his magnificent 
new theater In Forty-fifth street, tfai 
producer la laying plana (or nnotho 
new house to be constructed In th< 



Ho give 



s here. On ae- 



Mr. Morosco has secured an option 
on a desirable piece of property, sain 
to be In the heart of the theatrical 
district, on which he will Immediately 
begin the erection of the new h 



j the building of the theater 

ncement from Mr. Morosco'i 
department, it Is his wish u 
e a theater of unrivaled luxury 



a of the lack I 



With the decision to control am 
theater in New York Mr. Morosco has 
also announced his Intention of mak- 
ing his permanent producing head- 



Richard Marston Dies 

New York. Feb. IT.— Richard Mars- 
ton, dean of scenic artists in America, 
died suddenly at his home In West 
One Hundred and Forty-ninth street 
yesterday of heart disease. " 




death he " was 
connected with 
Dodge & Castle. 
He Is survived 
ny the widow. 



Los Angeles, in New York, although 
he will continue to operate his Los 
Angeles stock and producing house. 



plan In view has secured a plot of 
ground In West Forty- sixth street, 
near the North River, on which he 



New York, Feb. 17. — The Barber of 



. Company's repertoire 



3 displays. One Intrepid 



gymnastic Skill and de 
Ottokar Bartlk, bat] 
Metropolitan Opera £ 
the girls for a 
eral h 



Century's New Director 




Changes in New York 

New York, Feb. 17. — Tonight marl 



Metro- ithe closing of If at the Fultoi 



'ac DONALD 



Carpi, De Luca, 



ing; Carmen, 
Farrar, Wedoea- 



Walkuere, Fri- 

Taacaf with 
Farrar and Scot- 
ti. Saturday 

Incidentally, 
the Metro poll- 
tendance in the history of the institu- 




J. Fred Zimmer- 
man. Jr.. con- 
trols the book- 
ing thereafter 
for Pals First, 



hold the boards 
at the Princess 
beginning Mon- 
day. Although 



Big Show Promised 



f business E 
ricert Hull f. 



, have begun, re- 



hlch th<. 

tictpate on March 7, s. 3 and 10. Miss 
Anne Morgan, treasurer of the organi- 
zation, directed the proceedings on last 
Thursday and made a stirring address 
in which she prophesied that " 
35,000 girls who compose the 

will discount the 
most pretentious efforts of the profes- 
onal purveyors of "white top" en- 
rtalnment. 

The girls will give their show on 
iree stages and In a maze of aerial 
riggings. It will Introduce 



reek will be the 
I in The Music 
ocker, when he 



in the play. The succeeding attraction 
at the Knickerbocker, it Is said, will 
be George Arllss in The Professor's 
Love Story, which has been Mr. Arliss' 
touring vehicle since he abandoned 



Thomas J. Gillen 

Interested in Theater Building 

New York, Feb. IS. — Thomas 
Ellen, who until .recently was coi 
jcted with Gus Hill's amusemei 
iterprlses. is now engaged in the re. 



Gillen that Edward F. Rush and L 
D. Andrews secured sites for two n 
theaters In Forty-eighth street. 



Will Leave Hospital 



Graduate Hospital, has 
along nicely and her frli 
glad to know she will be . 
Institution within a 1 



New Bill in Wisconsin 



blymnn Otto, this 
punishable offense for any person who 
Is an owner, manager, director or 
agent of a theater to produce a play, 
moving picture, show, exhibition or 
drama which is Immoral. No mention 
Is made as to who Is to decide as to 
the moral character of the play, mere- 
ly creating the statute, which would 
allow any person to act as a censor 



George Bowles Returns 

New York. Fab. 19. — George Bowles, 
well-known theatrical manager, who 
has been in Australia for the past 
thirteen months In the interests of 
The Birth ot a Nation picture, reached 
Broadway yesterday. 



Enrico Morise Dies 



as Classical Dancer With Gertrude 

Huffman's Company at Cocoa- 
New York. Feb. 17. — Enrico Murlse. 
<, a classical dancer, who had been 
appearing with Gertrude Hoffman's 
Company at the Cocoanut Grove, on 
the roof of the Century Theater, died 
on la early Thursday mora- 
ine Bellevue Hospital. He had 



T ill t 



o( Gertrud* 



Max Hot 
Hoffm; 



Sweatman Well Again 



_ recovered'' his health Willis *P. 
Sweatman Wednesday night lor the 
first time played the leading role at 
the Apollo Theater In Harris Dickson's 
new comedy. A Nigger In the Wood- 
pile. The play was produced In Hart- 
ford. Conn., about a week ago by 
Madison Corey and Joseph Rlter, in 
association with Harrison Grey Fleke. 
" Nigger in the Woodpile was followed 
' A Night at an Inn. The double 
[1 will be given In New York soon. 



Ned Wayhura Returns 



New York, Fab. 
eturned to 
Brnadway this 
week from Lon- 
don, where he 
staged Zlg Zag 
the Hippo- 
drome. Accord- 
ing to Mr. Way- 
burn Albert De 
Courvllle has In 
this production 
largest re- 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Billboard 



5 



SIX NEW PLAYS FOR 
EARLY PRODUCTION 

Christie McDonald Will Re- 
turn to Stage in New Musi- 
cal Play by A. E. Thomas 
Walters Latest Now in 



Company b wIII place in rehearsal 
Horace Ainaley Vachell's play In foul 
acts, entitled The Cass or Lady Cam- 
ber, which was a big success In Lon- 
don last year. The part of Dr. Ma. 
pier, enacted by H. B. Irving In Lon- 
don, will be played by Lyn Harding. 

The Knife, by Eugene Walter, ia 
now In rehearsal urtder Mr. Walter's 
direction, and will be produced by A. 
H. Woods at the Shubert Theater. 



and Orrln Johnson. 

Another play by Mr, Walter, c 
A Small Town OlrL a comedy, will 
also be produced by Mr. Woods, with 
Charlotte Walker In the title role " 



Within the next three weeks re- 
hearsals will he begun of a new mi 
steal play, in which Christie MacDo 

The book of the play Is by A. 



The Grasshopper, a three-act pis 
by E. Keyserllne. has been accemt 
by B. Iden Payne for early productlo: 

Glasworthys The Fugitive will 1 
done by Oliver Morosco, with Ann 
Hughes in an Important part. 

Selwyn & Company announce a pn 
Uminary production this spring, tl 
second play of three which they hai 
purchased from Jane Cowl and Jai 
Murfln. authora of Lilac Time, no 
playing at the Republic Theater. The 



New York. Feb. 18. — The People, 

soon be produced by Joseph A. 
Physioc, Jr. It is now being prepared 

Yorsha, and is said to be an appei 



Hilliard as Co- Star 



New York, Feb. 19— Following the 
announcement that Charlotte Walker 
would alar In The Small Town -Girl, a 
new play by Eugene Walter and Cro- 
nln Wilson, comes the Information 
<hat Robert HlHle.nl will co-star with 
her, arrangements to that end having 
been completed last Friday. The piece 



^ffhls will be the first time in years 
that Mr. Hilliard has shared the star's 
honors with anybody. 

rjSBealdes Mlas Walker and Mr. Hil- 
l«fd there will be In the cast Edward 
Abeles. George LeGuere. Mrs. Stuart 
Robson. Gladys Alexandra. Heglna 



UP AND DOWN BROADWAY 

With WILLIAM W. RANDALL 



;, Feb. 17. — The move 



n ol a 



m the 



in this week's Billboard, promises to be very far reaching In Its 
Plan and scope. The originator Of this actors' movement, which promises so 
much for the profession, Mr. True S. James, Is a well-known actor, author 
and stage director. I have known him personally for nearly a score of y 
and I can only say good things In his favor. He and his associates are very 
much In earnest in this, the latest and best movement tor the Improvement 



I very fully set forth elsewhere In Ih! 
iterest by all actors and others allied 
Mr. James not only forcefully explains the Ideas of the Co-Operatlve 
Association of the Spoken Drama, but gives good reasons why there shoul " ' 
a movement of this character for the Improvement of the actors' present 
dition.' Mr. James' idea Is that this reform (or these reforms) can on] 
accomplished by the actors themselves. He has iust started a vigorous i 
lalgn of publicity through the columns of The Billboard, and other papers, 
can be no doubt of " 



which will 




THE BILLBOARD RECORD OF RUNS 
IN NEW YORK 



By the Dramatic and Musical Play* 




ssjfgT .Iff;-; 




his kindly Interest In the Actors' Fund, of which be w; 
years ago. His gift of 110. DOO at that time made the 
Staten Island, possible. I knew the late A] Hayman 
) I was his New York representative before be : 



Actors' Fund Horn 



was In the year 18S1 t; 
ustraJla, via London, to look oi 
Im the manuscript of the then 
by George R. Slmms, to see If fc 

Mr. Hayman was little known bere then, and he told n 



>t get a 



t only 



read. Be regretfully took It back to Londc 
author. It was shortly after this produced in London wltb enormous success. 
The late A. M. Palmer bought the American rights for a big bonus and tre- 
mendous royalties. He produced the melodrama at the Union Square Theater, 
ran for nearly a year, and made a good-stied fortune for Mr. 
'ho was at this period UBS2) a 
theatricals. 



si show at the Hippodrome). Carroll Johnson. 



Dockstader. Willis P. 
Lew Bully. Tom Lewis 



The Imaginary Invalid - - 

ttollere Comedy Revived by The 



by The Coburns with a good ci 



Beatrice Allen Again HI 



Woman's 
this time 

Hon. 



Equity To Compromise 

New York, Feb. IS. — The - question 
of bestowing a separate charter upon 
the Actors' Equity Association is still 



> bave the Equity 



Join them, and to that e: 



e chief demand of the Actors' 
ty. and the one on which the bitch 
is immunity from the necessity 
isweriug a walkout or strike call 

Equity so vote. Under the present 
~ ' charter, if they permitted the 
rs* Equity to Join the Federation 
as a subsidiary organization, they - 
ould bave to 'walk out If the Rats 
Llled a strike. 

The financial affairs, too. of the 
quity would come under the super- 
vision Of the White Rats* Union — a 



$5,000 in Merchandise 

Donated to Actors' Fond Fair 



dollars' worth of merchandise Is the 
tlon of John Wanamaker to the 
Actors' Fund Fair, which takes place 
IS to 21 at the Grand Central 
:c. Mr. Wanamaker*s generosity 
Is In keeping with his many years' in- 
terest In and friendship for members - 
of the theatrical profession, -former 



r hsa given the fair 



that amount of goods from his store, 
" 'Sine such merchandise as will be 
tin demand during the bazaars. 



Suit for Injunction 

New York, Feb. lT.-rCharles Gerard 
ichel and Eugene A. Colli R ap , pley-£ 
wrights, In the Federal Court yester.jB 
oade application for an injunction SJ 
op the production of Cheating 
Cheaters at the Eltlnge Theater. Max 
Marcin, author; A. H. Woods, the A. 

Woods Theater Company and the 
Cheating Cheaters Company, lot, are 
ied as defendants. The plain tins 
allege that Cheating Cheaters is as 
igement on a work of their own, 
called Wedding Presents. An account 
for an the receipts of the production Is 



The Billboard 



FEflRUAFiY 11)7. 



NOT FOR THE BIG TIME, NOR YET THE SMALL TIME, BUT FOR THE ARTIST ALL THE TIMeT^ 



JULB 



BLACK-HAND METHODS SEEN 
IN EFF ORT TO BLUFF ACTS 

Letter Signed "The Rats" Threatens Life of 
Vaughn Comfort^* No Shows Lost in Any 
Theaters— Five Per Cent Tax Not 
Working Out Very Well 

Boston, Mass., Fab. l9.--*ne moat 
recent chapter In The Strike That 
Merely Sputtered— and incidentally a 



e Rate, and their blutfifig proclivl- 
ues-^waa Written !h itaverhlll on Fri- 
day iaat, wnen Vaughn Comfort, of 
Comfort and King-, received a letter 
threatening h!s life it he refuses to 
walk out with the other' White Hats. 
The letter was sighed "The Rats." 
which signature was very timely and 
appropriate undtif the sneaking ctr- 
i-umstances. Instead of being bluffed 
Mr. Comrort turned the letter over to 
the postal authorities, who are m akin i 
an Investigation of the rhatter, with 
every indication that "the rats" will 
shortly be acainpertns Ihto the trap. 



L but it is sur- 



able to bend the actors and manager: 
to their will, and that they have de- 
cided to overlook no bluffs, threats 01 
other means of dragging vandevilii 
and vaudevlllians Into the mlr 
further agitating ft hopeless cause. 

The situation In Boston and vicinity 
la practically unchanged since the 
nans was published in The Billboard 
last week that the White Rets had 

made a bang-ling attempt to'close tha 



crossing a manager who h 
been friendly to them and tl 



tor Canada Planned by Marcus toetv 
Toronto, Ont, Feb. IV.— Man-ns 



Funeral of Edward K e ]iy 

WeW Hochelle, ht. ¥.. Feb. IS.— The 
funeral of Edward Kelly, manager of 
the LoeW Circuit, was held Wednes- 
day, with a, IdrgS number of theater 
managers and others connected with 
tie stage In at ' * 
was made in ; 



into court last Tuesday and 

each, which seems to be paying very 
dearly for the — 



he estate of Charles £>. Kohl will ht _ 
:ontrol of the new house. The policy 
Till be high-Class vaudeville. 



Percy Haswell Booked 

Stuck Actress Will to or u. It. O . Ctr- 




RAY AND i. G0RD9N DQOfcEY 




Two New Theaters 

For Vaudeville To Be Built Id Chicago 

Chicago, Feb. 19. — Ground was 
broken last week on the southwest 
corner of Broadway and Lawrenie 
avenue for the hew theater whleh 
Thomas chamalesi one of the proprie- 
tors of tha Green Hill Gardens, Will 
erect. This new theater will He run 
ai a. high-claw continuous vaudeville 
BUUSe, am) JoBea, Llhlck & Shatter 
will have the management of It ~ 
upturns is expected to take place 
time In September. 

No expense Will be spared III 1 
lng fthd FltHnfr hp this theater, 
seating Capacity will be approximately 
3,300. 

Another new theater will be erected 
at the corner of L::ke and State streets, 
and already the contractors are razing 
the old building*. Tha new building 
mill bo eighteen stories, the 
floors to be devoted to offlci.. _.. 
shop-. The seating capacity will be 
3.000, the theater 



the direction 

ton include Earie Metcall . 
the: picture star. Ill ah original comsar, 
th brie, and Seen Mule Darlings. B, 
W. Wolfs newest production. 

glliabetb Murray, who Mdsea ft 
long engagement with the Cohan Re- 
vue last night. Is contemplating a few 
weeks' engagement In vaudeville, di- 
rected by Mr. Wilton, Hale and Pet- 
erson and their Veriatll 
booked t- " 

Ellis and Irene tiocdunl. Who were 



Loew To Build in Memphis 



Memphis. Tenn., Feb. ll.^Mareult 
LOtw, Head of the Loew- Circuit of 
vaudeville theaters, while here " 
Monday attending- the opening Show of 
loew vaudeville St the Lyreum Thee' 
ter, made tha statement that he wltl 
build a new house for hla shown. 
Ground will be broken for the 
theater on Main street. 



N. V. A. Holds Second Dance 

Function Win Be Weekly Hereafter— 
Club Proving; Popular 

New York, Feb. 17.— Ovof 300 mem- 
bers: of the new Vaudeville Club, to- 
gether with ISO invited guests, held 
their second danoc at the N. V. A. 
Club, Forty-eighth street and Broad- 
way, Thursday ^v. '.rig. These have 
proven so popular 'hat it was decided 
to make them •. -weekly social event, 
and, as a gloom £is- eller and a pro- 
moter of good fellowship, the dances 



7 Chesterfield w< 



a kept busy I, 
welcoming ne 



members into the fold. 

As an extra added feature for Feb- 
ruary ±3, the genial secretary has en- 
gaged a lass band to furnish the dance 
music, white the stelndel Brothers, 
those popular violinists, will render 
some , classy selection In the reetaa- 

The N. v. A. ban sprung into Instant 
popularity In its new quarters, and 
new members by the scare are being 
added every day. The handsome club 
is present a homelike and inviting 
:t, and the reading room, billiard 
parlor and card tables are busy from 
early morning until late at night. It 
Is meeting a long felt want, et a popu- 
lar price, end there Is no doabt now 
In the minds of the most sanguine as 
to the success of the N. Y. A. 



Booking Agent in Trouble 



Wow Tutu, Feb. IT.— A team, James 
Wallace Clinton and wife, billing 
selves as the Cora. Newton Mlt- 
chfil Company, brought a complaint 
against Chants M. Blsnchard In the 

— ■ Fifty-fourth Street Court yetted 

charging that he took a commls> 
for booking their act, but failed 
illvcr u .: goods. Clinton and his 
testlHei they sought Bl an chard 
i their act was ready for presen- 
n u-tl asked hint to look after 
future bookings. Blanehsrd, it 

egad, ..shea them fdr (ED commls- 
for two weeks' work, at a salary 
of 3100 p er week, and they paid blot 

— ■ advance. The License ButeaU 



thai he JtoS nor** 1 
held for trial. 



of the act He v 



New York, Feb. 1».-Atter a trium- 
phant tour In the Southern States 
lime. Sarah Bernhardt will bring tha 
first part of her farewell engagement 
to an end this week. . , - 

There will really be no break. 

though, In her progress, for, after an 
Interval of a Untie day. Which will be 
deveted to rehearsing and attending A 
performance In ber honor oh Wednes- 
day. February SI, at th* NeW YOrk 
Hippodrome, she will resume her ac* 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Billboard 



Vaudeville Reviews By Special Wire 



KeiSh's Royal, New York 
( a«j»ta ttoacW iUit™. htrw it) 



no. i-Hirt-H-n Lb-ptdi em»m °i>mm w a 

■all preitBrtd Ml HiitalDlDI do[i, Fill 
MOP nod chicken*, tub loop-the-loop 
■JElUnted the Jonos«»r«. and 'he loclnf 1 



niiva In ■ tmrttT MM MM or Wiw Al 
(1D w«lf. called boitah stecktoic mih Adast 

'l^^oTil*"™'M at eMI bjs'd* toe'etjet. 

«t" TSrStt***™* hi I* Htt 

pH It tat IrlbM. *»"• M!ai MUM phlrt P*b 
lie ilra Sh lot ilotla. Sliiitipia aiallt*.. I: 

No. S— Frank MhIIbbo, Id ■ btintifiilr tlia 

m ww i * .* »*. ^ ' J^ ^iSl 

nst>-r- r!*H™ bllBair*; lli efio; art* tofck 

No. 8- MHH Rln«. MtftMi MRU. **r«l 
ArHtBlM ene of the cUttlMt rt* di*-iEg tin 

rK^trerT.iid^o i.f iilu Ktrt tW oaBtttjt! 




. ....jl Bad 0. B: CdWuni ... 
le Slnodert Mlh.trrtu ■ bit of doumow 

i the tad '- 




s:i Tim>i H!i I. TMirjawr, tint pIiikH 0( 
™tM *]>• bid M Mm her Ma fared™, tot; M 
aid Bitty, to .b!:,W .« fc»la,li. 1 
tbry Mi bet t ttRn* Tbbt I 8ot Mo 1 * 
Mr Ibin, *bil* Wmie WUkl immponl 



Colonial , New York 
<a»r.«4 imIw KaiiBM, AMiry it) 

**» fait, *'H. tkBi «M asdltnoa liid a 
lis-np cm, wi Hi Xiibh Comn'i alorleit Abraad 
bndholoi. ttoobtlt ahd Wtluttot itotSplax tbt 
Hchr for a fall (n niadtaa. ids bN tj alUr 
« ap wltb i 




WELDCN, WILLIAMS S LICK 

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS 



ifie Topmost Runrf. 

^PALACE 

Here Genius not pirrrvyour f^nk 



iow IB on unusually good one, there 
sual Hearst-Fathe n 



not being any weak i 
No. 1— Palace ft 
minute* . 

Mk I— Foiir Readings, sensational Jugglers of human beings. An un- 
usual good acrobatic act Ten minutes in two: two bows. 

Nbi 8— tine-Bat:, rafctitne lyiophonist. In a front scene, was quite & hit. 
He took three bows and tea the act twenty-two minutes, which la too long; 
for tfila sort of a rnuslcsl tuft. Among the things he played was The Rosary, 
with twe alleles; and Che Is the Sunshine! of Virginia; also an original com. 
position ragtime African nitty; 

Nn. i--:.v:v connolln the we.ll- 

iOhla of her husband, I*erey Wenrlch, in a. pretty set In two.. Among 
i were Hvarybody Does the Mooia. The Olrl Toil Had Last Night aad 
£ O-Jt t&hder In the Goiflen Wert. In the latter nong- she appears as 3 
Wg Bin. While she wal making her change Mr. Wenrlch played over 



_ .. t, Moonilnht Bay end when Toil wore fcTillip" "mil. 
to the delight of the audience. Twenty-four minutes, Ave bows: altogether 
an unusually good act 
. No. S — Clark and Verdi, the Italian comedians, got quite a reception wheL 
the? appeared. Mdal of their baiier was olH stuff, with a little new talk about 
the U-boat and submarine. Nlneteei 




tfo. IMr&fe bLg alt df tfaia afternoon's bill was Sallie 
Fiflhet-, the prima donna comedienne of many Broad- . 
Way successes, whose appearance in vaudeville in a 
new novel sketch, called The Choir Rehearsal, was very 
timely. It IS by Clare Knmmer, Whose recent successful 
B6mefly, A BtiCceSsfni Calamity, has jnst been prodnced 
at the Booth Theater. The scene of the play is laid In 
s Small country place In Hew England in 1379, the hoop 
skirt period, and takes place in an Old-time living room 
set in two. In Miss Fisher's compaJiy are John Hogan, 
Ji.fc i r. Ryan, John Keefe, May Ellison and Al Stuart. 
Shi ir as In She voice and played the part ef Esmeralda 
Tuck ir, a choir singer, in good form. She sang one 
SSng, A Wonderful Thing Has Come Into My Life. The 
rc f closed after tWenty-two minutes, with eight curtain 
calls. 

T^j"sf*r«f*-»f*-arr«f-iar*- at*' sT- aT- ST- sT*tstTtsafts* t alsrart A 

TwW'SW v*w*v www ™ 

No. 7 — Mclntvre and Heath are a holdover In a new act, called On Guard. 
Mf. Mclntyre plays HahOah Ffldocla Liverllp, Mr. Heath plafa Jim Trigger, 
and tney are assisted by otto t. tfohnaon, who plays colonel GettUhi. The 
scene Is set In three and was very laughable, as IS everything that thete fa- 
rriouB blackface cometlians Ho. Mcintyre enacts the role of a wench washing 
clDthes lor an oinews mesa, and Heath ia a faking black, who masquerades 
as an heroic sdldler to Win her love. Twenty-two minutes; threi 



li 



Ito. 9 — Marry Carroll, the popular composer, appeared after a abort 



wr, appeared after a short ^ 



and then the scene changes i 

.eiital scene, kha lii thia Ulss Se?t 

Twenty. 



md Mr. Clifford do their wonderful 



House was packed 



Sad. ina t>t> I lot t>f •rUpitar oat 



let nhiif fmTi nrtain to nirtaln. t 
FtBtla. Krrtiitfi<n mlDDtH: enron: 
*«. fr=Th» Ita: Cirwn Uadolo hi 




Chicago Palace 




bat Iba torsiHi , ptajht had tbao 
nolmoB'S dBlek-IIre coa.*dy i*, 

au & "Sam Mm^»tS!«imi! 'aST 

-Tta iBlaatH: tea o91« lai.rlor; tb™. 
wo. *— WniB .noli wikeBcta n<t pi 




ADDITIONAL REVIEWS 
ON PAGES 10 and 11 



8 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Proof of the Pudding Is the Cash Balance 



I am in receipt of a letter from Mr. E. F. Albee, asking my 
opinions as to the present conditions in vaudeville. It is a 
cinch; I wish I never had anything harder to do. 

I "Invaded" Vandeville in 1899. There were at that time 
SIXTEEN first class vaud eville theatres in the United States 
and one in Canada. THE KEITH CIRCUIT consisted of four 
houses: Boston, Providence, the Union Square Theatre in 
New York, and the Eighth Street Theatre in Philadelphia. 
There were houses in Rochester, Buffalo, Detroit, one in 
Brooklyn, one in St. Louis and three in Chicago. The Orphenm 
Circuit consisted of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City 
and Oma ha. Of this entire lot there was just one first class 
theatre BUILDING — Keith 's Boston House. 

Of the entire lot there were just TWO that had colored 
border and footlights and "Dimmers." 

The longest stretch of steady work we had during the first 
two seasons was THREE "WEEKS. 

We Headlined the bill at every Vaudeville Theatre in 
America at from $135.00 to $175.00. 

Bookings were obtained in a haphazard way through 
various Owners, Managers and Agents in Chicago and New 
York. Such a thing as a route was unknown. The shows for 
several houses were booked on Thursday and Friday of the 
previous week. 



COMPARE THIS SITUATION WITH TODAY. 




THE KEITH CIRCUIT CONSISTS OF TWENTY-TWO 
WEEKS. 



THE RE IS ALSO BUFF ALO, TORONTO, DETROIT, 
ROCHESTER, PITTSBURG, THE PROCTOR CIRCUIT, 
POLI CIRCUIT, PANT AGES CIRCUIT. TWENTY-TWO 
WEEKS, LOEW CIRCUIT, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW 
MANY MORE SMALLER TIME CIRCUITS. 



Compare the theatres of those days -with the ones of today. 
In place of the Union Square in New York, we have the PAIi- 
ACE, COLONIAL, ETVEBSTDE, ALHAMBBA and ROYAL. 
All new, modern, comfortable, up-to-date buildings. 

In Brooklyn, in place of the ol d Hyd e & Behman house, we 
now have the OEPHEUM, BUSHWICK, PROSPECT and 
GREENPOLNT. 

The CHESTNUT STREET HOUSE IN PBTLADEL- 
J*HIA. , \ 

B The wonderful KEITH'S HIPPODROME, in Cleveland. 
The two new TEMPLES, in Rochester and Detroit 
The two new SHEA THEATRES, in Buffalo and Toronto. 
In Chicago we have the new PALACE and MAJESTIC. 

Of the four Orphenm honses mentioned, we now have new 
houses at San Francisco, Los Angeles and Kansas City. 

In addition to this list we also have NEW, MODEEN 
THEATRES at Des Monies, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Winnipeg, 
Mil waukee , Denver, Salt Lake City, and New Orleans, on the 
OEPHEUM time. In the East we have new theatres at Wash- 
ington, Baltimore, Pittsbnrg, Cinc inn ati. Indianapolis, Louis- 
ville, Atlanta and Grand Rapids. 

Seventeen years ago all we Vaudeville Players lived in 
Boarding Honses and cheap hotels. Today— We don't. Seven- 



teen years ago mighty few of us had homes of our own. Today 
— We have. We also have our yachts, our automobiles, and 
most of us have got some money. 

Seventeen years ago we were of a lowly and looked-down- 
upon class of Entertainers. Today the Greatest Artists and 
the finest Ladies and Gentlemen are proud to play VAUDE- 
VILLE. 



And now we come to "The Meat in the Cocoanut." 

WHO HAS BROUGHT ABOUT THIS CHANGE? WHO 
HAS BUILT ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL THEATRES? WHO 
HAS RAISED VAUDEVILLE TO ITS PRESENT HIGH 
STANDING? WHO HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US 
VAUDEVILLE PLAYERS TO COMMAND, EARN AND RE- 
CEIVE THE HIGHEST REMUNERATION PAID TO ANY 
' WAGE-EARNERS IN THE WORLD? 

I will tell you who it has been — 

B. F. KEITH, E. F. ALBEE, A. PAUL KEITH, F. F. 
PROCTOR, M. MEYERFELD, MARTIN BECK, J. J. MUR- 
DOCH, MIKE SHEA, JAMES MOORE, GEORGE CASTLE, 
P. B. CHASE, PERCY WILLIAMS, C. E. KOHL, FRED HEN- 
DERSON, S. 2. POLI, WILMER & VINCENT, MARCUS 
LOEW, ALEXANDER PANTAGES. 

Out of the money earned— WITH VAUDEVILLE— these 
men have built the wonderful theatres — have elevated Vaude- 
ville — have paid us onr salaries. Twenty-five years ago all of 
these men, with the exception of M. Meyerfeld, were poor men. 
They were no better off, had no better opportunities than the 
rest of us. And t he onl y reason that they stand where they do 
today is because THEY HAD MORE ABILITY IN THAT 
LINE THAN WE DID. 

And with all due respect to Mr. Harry Mountford and his 
associates, I had a darn sight rather let them keep on r unnin g 
this Vaudeville business than to turn it over to the manage- 
ment and direction of any organization of Actors living. 

Running a Vandeville Theatre is just like running any 
other line of business. The Manager is a merchant, buying 
and selling goods. And naturally he wants to handle the goods 
that he can make the most profit on. AND THAT DOES NOT 
MEAN THE CHEAPEST LINES. A Manager had rather pay 
$500 for an act he can sell for $1,000 than to pay $50 for an 
act that he has got to give away. 

And if he is not buying, and selling, the particular act 
that you or I are offering, yon can bet all that you are worth 
that THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR ACT. 

So instead of joining the White Rats and acting as Chair- 
Warmers at midnight wrangles, hustle out and get something 
that THE PUBLIC will pay money for, and you won't have 
any trouble selling it to the MANAGER. 

And do not overlook the fact that in all probability thfj 
men who have built Vand eville up to its present state in seveit 
teen years CAN CONTINUE TO RUN IT A GOOD DEAL 
BETTKH THAN ANY SOCIETY OF NON-SUCCKSSFITL 
ACTORS EVER CAN. 

WILL M. CRESSY. ! 



to 


The Blllbdara 


FEBRUARY id, Wt7. 


CONSIDINE WILL RE-ENTER 

VAUDEVILLE, IT IS SAID 


It wu mulbatbBUT rareed br thoM Mai 

net-dp J badlj and It aepmed to ba the anient 
drain ana vlbuk M Htoak HreMBt <Ut Maa 


am im a f* i r* 
^ mHUlU 

Hjft I RSLi Mu' l S r taloa. At" nhB * mH1 


According to Dr. Mark Shaughnessy Former Mead 


kre«ite ano lofal abowBtb woriiHti in Bar- 
taoo7 tor tbe eeot tnttretta or (be oatdoot 
amine taeat lataraatb In ttnttaL IMeB atatp- 


■aaaa.1 CKfCAQO MAGIC CO. 

Daft. D. 71 WW Mm it, . cttlOADO. ILL. 


of Sullivan & Considlne Circuit Contemplates 
Formation of Circuit Extending From 
Chicago to West Coast 


polntlHIK M« UlBlnatM bi teOje pmaent. 

tl^ d ttrMUr7^1^ill^w«»^ !l beW OTef! 

Anions tba itMcala tod./ wt-rot A. K. tint. 
V I. KMen rout A. ti-.h','t. 1. a v- 
OiirertT. TIMot D. Utltti E. B. KbdK. W. Et. 


-dfe, MAQICAL BPPAUTvS 

% MARTINM & C0. 

jM HAGIOUKS III AMERICA 

fjm gft 'tgBflBc 


Chleaa-a, Pec. It. Br, Itarfe Etungrmniar, thl 


Mr. (WtaW taawtbar «9k tie lata TWb, 
D. SilUun, wia M d( the tJM to rjrtibUib a 


Ht. bH ettr*. iiUhi a. ii.lti.nr. W. i- 
Wllaon, #. B. Darti, Willi.. lotthloa B.Xtt. 
Andrew Pcr.it u. Oeotn H. D»«B0tt, D. It. 
BroadtreB. W. I. FIMIBc W. tl Wrltl. deorf 
R (MttoiB. rjnalM V. Uerdtt. itMt w.rt. 
tobtaa Kepnler. torn W. Aitrn. Mtnr. iinaolr.it. 
matira Feiobrrx. B, B. Trtet. dolbl> rlij. CM 
T. KMhcWj Oeont* (Miner. AnUrt- DotutdBn, 
bp. W. 1. Swain. Alrtfd V. ftioallua. Ybeodorr 
mit. W. B. klbbta. iamee Iwtterana. A. H- 




attain of HDdattm aoriea thrtdgioni lb. Nortb- 
■nludUtli Mai and known a. the BalUiD 

jJr^TZTaJiS * ! -"i*"*ri * m 


ij* MAGIC, TRICKS, 


teste rttar br > Billboard repetWatbtln atatb; 

Mt, floanclallr, l^pllOlilBC (9 re-embarb ll 


Basement bttfloewa, FollBMrn .bleb be. became 
lotereated UUaoll boalnena. 

•ntare. tud il nmr im bI> tit a Se«tu» to 


tir)»r, Albert B BMwd. C n BrrhttBb, kr. 
LeLmlo. W. «, Banr-V tt aUeraon, Sltn Sb- 
littrtf, tlnrle* n, Artr-ln,,.,, Orotjp Rrbmldt, 




coaferwltn Mt^CoDoljIaa led wort oat tbe ae- 


Ofpheuiri, San FrUrtClScO 

IBarUwtd lander Aftanaaa. Fabnur lit) 


jBgai ■ ij%JT\ "'MAGICIANS" 


A BRILLIANT rdE*V STAR 


1M »* BIB It W ai»t »» »eef 0*r«Otllt*. 




Flashea Into Visw in the Theatrical 
Flrmatnont 


•gptfttmetttrt bj> rare tun il as actor. 
It *it me bait aentaUaaal trluouk at at laat 

MaataMMMaaMlaat IU Utt» U $> -ltd 


a>a Fr.irf.fi, M. ie.-+b» orpbennt t. p «- 
aetttio* a aneebdld bill tall weel. armtABenirl 
and Unem apfUtrw itttcrrobled naa tlrtbd 
bmr act. 


THE 1 OARS HStt 00™Dt!t. Vi, C D"iiotlv 


Dm La Bentdooa arrlred FArurr I*, lil 
snmi open BiflBdwair with It* BuMiat irrfl- 

TBont* 11 ana Bo. bit! Bnt m r Irene 11 t.r, >p- 

hid » ddaM. 


Wbea opiflrtaallj beckoned be was preparad. 

V*AS If AStfllKE* 


E I- tfmmtim, pietat* 

ft* I— Hlo, Baake. Kbnrt rllbW. (deb Hi* 
bill a rodrtni atari. Ho blared Utt aeeond ti.b- 
•ntr and retmtered ioildtf . Fnarteab BtliratB, 
tn one, tbree bow. lad ef*CT». 

Ho. aunoreae* Aota lad Adtialiie wititSriit. 
were Held on* aid BPrlir % new bhrlentjob dine. 


TWRFMjllO"UM6" 


Wtcn OBPortonltT did errtefc Umb, k. waa 

y w tartan •» 1% ^ 

Tie role waa Jt*nnj>. Get Toor Odd. 

Betmleni alrnpir walked awar with tttrrtMi*. 
TSe iu«f»w lort alibi of trerjtfctnj (He, ties 

... 


Trauht* at Empresat ClnbihnUi, Only 
Results in TMS Act* Loana Whrk 

tait weel at tile Bmrre™. Cloelaoart, tbete 


Ma, i'-M.arioe Bartnlrfl ^tbadM mce 

ebbiFdr TesdltJM binned itgaettaalr. tblrtbM 
olnntaa. In two; Special drop; ^*Br l nowa, 

ham; in thb ektteh, An w»m, lydgtfjtB 


— — — SSKDOW 

H No. 3 THEATRICAL 
B FIBRE WARDROBE 

* eoajg TCI J U UP 


FUHNVBONE Ha. 4 

f*nCT«£ "» K#* it, donb'l Irt 


one ot lie aeti »fnlni Sanfliy, fWJmkr^io. 

^Mflf/^ahenBte Utf BitltteB, 




^^^^^^^^ Oall 


ut.clr IZeacrlbea EL FDTTJJTBOftE M^. 


accnerr. ordered oae ot tie acta to replace . cer- 
tain piece, it not b,Lut at. to tbe erepwIBa re- 
qhlrflnoDia. Tbete .-™ • botl acd tsntabi 
n-ith tbe alleged Am<f oTsabliee. 

WiaaeiOa*. do* to ob> of (be ittj> w.t.r Sitn 
IB rroot Bt tie tbealer brnktoa;. tin drrolca 
todcis of the atpipreat bautae flooded. Manager 
flab did lit ID bla power-to reUete toe rttoalloa 
t r bblidlog dnia(b( iootaa «o iba ofoge. bat 

ot w JJoljs »oo bt> Jafc. nllb ooc otl.er m^n. 
It la aHexed that thb latter art wee Perfarttr 
wttllba; to work, prattded tbe mAnaremeat wonH 


Mb. T — Beatrice Berfbtd ebaeaied Stt HaHKll 


PLATS ^s^^fi^ 
For Sale or Lease to 

Pocnnncihlo Partu 
KcSpunSIDlG rally 

aSiSiS^iBSaS 

rAbfAWAIUKA, OH North fiUta ftb. Pnlladelpnla. 


^^ran» rtP F^KTBOKz'aa 1 I'la jnlt 

oat lad contain-.* aW* HH 1 1 1 

entitled THE ENGAGEMENT^!? ARTS 0 

ml?;?*?! - ?* faaiPTSj^ nWBTjjfifij 

™°»* r ir at N tn MM FuTJW^ 
Aiccui. Knv Terk (DtpC B). 


Ma. S— Varion Vorian Art rtit-^r.. w ! -td 
WeSMFr, Clalrl Htataenbunjl!!. TnlaU DiHln. 
Jo-epblne McUiB, leaatt Be an, Willie- Oette). 
Itnlb WHton Ind Enid WblttlMer and rborha. 
wtrb tba rlaaaK aarnrlac ot tac Bin. tbk Bbn>. 
bed wera *tn tattaetW. Twtbtj-ali rbmaita; 
ffl aiag*. lb tbtee, to ran (take: tire* ear- 

naRMMMpM l*fea N "^ppiaoKe'l b lar^hM 
ib> art taadaoairj-. Twea(r aibatei, in anb; 

ifo. 10-Httakft Otrnkl went nlpntt tbls latt 

M llH^fls lilt meter. Eltbt bow. ufl two 


10e— FOR ALL THIS— We 

to c^s.^omlp Sanaa elc.V.lb Jlcnrr Uaca tiotr 
tjjater " B°f So " ^jab*"™ 0 rmShS ' "° a s ^f Kt 


Uoaitee ftrt'ia. ^tt t» tbb troqbie ot Wi- 
lli to tbe hotel neat door to tbe tbaitar to er- 
ror? acta to take the place ot tba atrlterfc and 


TTinp., Sail rrancisco 

ratartaarai Bnadar aVatdna, P.braaer 11) 


SPLAYS 


WANTED PIANIST^ 


tb. bertonoaDreo weat an trltboot a klrefa. 






fcruraent. No Mud Hpettotfe Mm- 
rWoy- JOHN a, SAE. Liberal Karma*. 




lis. 1— SaMaaa! HOJi.iina pbotoalari ataleeo 


T. S. DEHISOH I CO. Leffi. tl, CHIfiUflO 


^WANTED— TH WK > CTCM«T |i 


Stewart, TIB Jtartoa, iollu Hall and La Tloe 


raywjr raaHbir. bit inlnntea. foil ai'act; bow. 

eltr. with comet work lot tbe aaoa. bie Tntkltd- 
flnlah would ba a bigger bit If Ibe roattimlng ot 


• IOO OO CASH 

sans, x m&Mti » 

'MO SE HEART" 


WANTED — HEdL MEt). KBFoMtM 

rSaBae (ix two beet, R* BVrta. Trii M.-Hil- 
mit* BABsr cur, Enma. our. c-x. «]« 


FIBST MEETING 




Th^irrir to h aank n tatcamltaleaiMl 


WANTED — TOP TENOR 

that can a ballad; .barer tnet ™ mart. 1. 


Of Out deer 5h-.m.~ H*M Mondar 

«dce,o. P,*^i*._ Aboat 100 aatal at t!w 


aatraaa*. ilTooT: th-ee bow." ™*™* 

No. S-tVctetta fae l=.e. mri.lio, or rbtr. 
MrInto.h. Cbnrcb Bl.ten. Elabo Wtlp, Lidl- 
Pnow add tlnnle Cbn», in a pleaalnj piaaWr- 
— w>lo. enrable. vlrtln. banjo, anltar. eooa* 




WANTED LADIES 


lltrlea to tba report of la. tea.POr.rr *• 
Mitlre eotnntlrtee aa oraanl-ed to New Tori 

laaWialal to lie petfeeUoa of a ptotertl.e 
>lhaMB«L^jU|»^jBl and a half boon of 


bod ■laird. Twebtr-one mlnalrw. foil aiaee- 
•—-i,i renliut of eirretai (wo baw* and anrsrr. 

Kn. d-ftrrra ind Pnbh. mtoredi ofTared eo-o' 
ao-l d.aee nnntUra wilt, .a oboe Ooi.lt. Won- 


iwu di vj sunu nio 

MAMMY'S LITTLE CAROLINA COONS 

Aho - 
nr hnrninrn 

BE PREPARtD 

MM tV tn (Hmot of Hirer. u 


AT LIBERTY 

Fll'i ■ ■ - .1. .1 . 1 , V I. 1 MiilMI ■b^Ae- 




row>*ar ™ handed ot-r Iba tootlllbla, abd BtV 


— — roi sale 


hatN pvMaW to Incite eatbaalinD and offer 


*?o.'lCl!'rtairIpB fUML S^SSllii nln. 
utt..-BOS, 


Ao^loBmrVanBJOal^Oa^^ 



FEBRUARY M, 1B17. 



The Billboard 



Colonial, New York 



S. «_TW* Jmmo I'.nfii bM 
111, a. tt* pwteedrt l» pal 4 a.niMrte bi 

it, uu. W*r •ttppw ii« wo" ma i 

tore nUM. "roe twa dirk ciaade «be 



.tad la etplMtf. Wat™, t 
lili ud hm eeH-t>.t:ie 



No. to-BUU esuHfe of Patrta.-U B_ 

Majestic, ChldflSo 



BLONDIN SHOW WANTS 

Wanted For Jennings & Brown Tont Theatre Co. 



TM Itt want tltt tar. Ulltl lot «Wo. 
Tblrtr miooi™. open IBf In 88> « toll rWe: 

S» 0 Tt» MHrd. at M* Wl« • ■» Una 
c; DotwDM and dertr pattM. Birwwl BBd 

>r7nSiMt\«i t" ot.t'SUihr' fiEFS! 

1,1 U entire!. oit «f II* *l™«t Uri. 11 

al.Bt be ill rl s hl toe wwsiofi™ Strut. pu»- 
eta tb »""^ t i^Jf^l -JJgT *"w 

loaa I.W UK did. Ar...., »■ treble be- 
t.« Ur *>rtB at* Soar, pbonld t» termed he 

nnu MHB, efaiet tail in tw aaeleat 
No. T — flirt Auatehin. on it IW beat OBI 



. Bert * c-it*rBlrt*t, 



so. E-WeMile Mih 

n*J>n:M It* bifa i treat fareril* (bit ilttu- 
no t* ii'it Bant nltn «n*at that M ta alleejw a 
tW. IHm Iran* Mtdoal. bo-ewe, la kit la 



It l*t tti 



tks ..' Uh lnU>i rtirsj nlantta, la Hill tali 



Columbia, St. Louis 



COMPLETE LINE OF PRINTING I 



WITH TITLES For. 



Write for Catalogue Nat 
IBd Particular. ——^J 



Seventh and Elm Streets | 
■ ST. LOUIS, MO. 



me boaramRi'f"^!!'. tor the^terbm'ilimiw 
been eompleteu ouJ bane been In IB- uoil> of 
j Ewlneer Wir^tur aou^tfiw. It lata Idea la 

io'VaclBJa' * m££im pier. ■* *!♦!.'■»' a%." 
wMtft ha™bnS'dmira bS™ °' n "™" ,B,tn " 

I SjalMMw jtVj ttlwti^tSB reVer^'lo'ciiier 
ataa la IK SwtS arnica & avettjWa wiu 



WANTED QUICK FOR 

'TOM POWELL'S MINSTRELS' 



WANTED FOR HANS HANSON COMPANY 



J. W. BROWNLEE DRAMATIC CO. WANTS 

Cn tiler. ClUinet and TFombofie (6 double orchestra or sla S e; Alto, double violin 
Frank Canon, Russell Zarllngton. Jack Bar time. Frank Cook, Clarence Jack- 
lon, White. An«w*r by m«B fllij r . W& K SMALT* Manager. surfcc, Florida. 



WlNTFIt FOR COTTON BLOSSOM 
nfln ILL! FLOATING THEATRE 



waMtio at omst-r* M.Lwi-1 Bi/,« « rir.tU.^. mxi f«t c™ih». unait mmt in rtiimv 
or Bprn't ,H« TrtM thn Bra-i b»f H,l,t; Mwtti irf >ot»iii Iran, in I ,<;n; ion OWa aBc 

EifJS .So-.ljaei ViMiTl. Cut Ban tlax all lataatr. Ban TiUrr, .Ire. It*f 
■■"f, ir«. ri.it™, cunmta. wait virjint 

WANTED CHARACTER MAN AND DIRECTOR 

..-^ 'i B y.^n^^B^^S5'■^B.J■ S , .-.J..-^ 

WANTED -GOOD EIGHT OR TEH-PEOPLE MUSICAL COMEDY COMPANY 

NOTICE XO PERFOHMtRS 




101 RANCH REAL IV. W. TITLE NOW 
SOLE r=nOPERTV OF MILLER 
BROTHERS 
(OtottnUW troin Ha C ( 3) 

tl^'bl'oSSL? a™al!*ni. n ' "Sat 
Sir. ArUramo b» nBaaBlnl lo IV ndilji-IUon 

of Ua ilioni. To (U> r u4 Chortrt E.^Cbrrritr, 

T.lll WBj ITr.t ahdirs EiblliltloO HS 
which will but a npltiluaMoii It !:m.«K>. 
Balrr "111 bp mmle grf^HltQt.^Ji™. Tr. 

W» WBlM^PjBWrt onil dirfHWJ^*lii? rr of 

r.s}-«L'K^*''.S : Ig £ JSE 

i.iu,,. ivlatru thai elm prior i» "» a.atli of 
Col. Codr, In (let a rem totei* (bat lluw. Bo 
ImJ laum-tltd the InltHlolJ til-pa IbnarJ puillns 
tha Coloael at lot lirad of an oteaalcatloo «b!oh 
•maid onrr Bore Ml- bi. name, bat Uat htm 
ii'llriuan »re at ttul Uma liamprred of the 
ugreeiu^ot thai »t!*tHl berviMn Ha In Tanswa 



wfturiotoatl 1 K.°Bl7 AhSSioTw^ , 1» rfc 



-r*oontanT that he iert 

be etent tlmt i^^ S 
•oot Mr. Carndl'r clo- 



ArilnilDa tben r>>a 



■a. MM tHsta >ad 



"ltd a^paa-h. in^.^'^atorft^rtriwrBb) 

No. o-Tk» riiait Bail li a campdr la two 
*™« mi) pitgapfl tM entire Bona.. The BlBlcti 
■ <trr Cretan* BttMBtea. aid wial arer hl«. 
TxToij minBtn, la mr tea tbnai tbree bftw*. 




IteW Ttek. Feb. l^.-M. !w I 



>r rut ti tali weel. 



IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED FOR 
CONEY ISLAND SEEM 
ASSURED 



That nSpSlM MaS&T'^aBBMBufi 
ktj Kama H M&HM 6! (t» .ctlrtt, « U» 



r,auj rautrartrd. 11 B^MT, Gwn|KIta->^p1i 

fi* r »ire n oriih>' t w'ii laTthTae bmoT ' feci™ '_i 

jot-TtTIBB^lnrt^irtll liarr on aljoiiilsnre^of Mai 

will MMBHi "w'of S-a^ioen^ba 

of Ibe^ralaoj-. tMnaJt* wlU oe mill, and 
™n-«t nlll°hr£f-eri r™i^°a"ireei.'i^fl*.ll ii 



MM Ibot It "111 t» «P»IO,'4 M 161, MdJ. 
M.llx .Inr. Mil. vrr ^int "^jM. 



P. DODD ACKERMAN 
SCENIC STUDIOS, lac. 

140 Wot 39th Stmt, 
N.« York City 
STAGE DECORATIONS 

'TOEMlJDrMSTlCSTii^ 



MADISON'S BB0GET1 
Ro.16 



l E'''|'.VFT N- I 



TIGHTS 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY Z4, 1917. 



- HEW YOKE CUT 
^ lUliMBRi Joboi 




CALLS NEXT WEEK 






COLONIAL (Obol 


mi^ 'omS 1 & Co. 

AEFRTIEFK. S. D. 


See Who's on the Bill With You 




ioili'twt'i jteOssasi 


Still. Bo*™ & SnlU 
Geo, SC Boeil 
Ili.rtln (ilr!-. 




BILLS FOR 


THE WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 26 


QEEAT FALLS, HAITI. 
PAXTAOES (m) 


^lik £ CUDpbell . 




NAMES OR ESITIALS INDICATE THE AGENCIES 
HOUSES, AS FOLLOWS: "HBO," UNITED BOOKING O 
ORTHEUM CIRCUIT; "M," J. C. MATTHEWS; "LOEW." 


BOOKING THESE 
T1CES; "ORPK." 

maim: is LOEW: 


^'^"^^Ejepmnt-. 




S2* ft VerM 


PAST AGES |m) 


VIT.I . IJ MANAGES 
COMPANY. 

PAKTAGES (m> 


t ASSOCIATION; " 

IrengK'H 'm -i- !■■■ 


nterv' enterst 


ESTERS V \I 111 :- 
ITE A.MUSE-MKNT 


TLUCLTOsT, CAJJ. 


B2J0ITTLLE. TEHB. 

hi: m- (abo) 
NmAsv ■ 


Bradler * Ardlne 
Tne Mclntjrss 

CHICAGO 


Smrt lEi ' 

•M p^wja^i Co. 


IM.R6 !-T) 
SEfit^J&l^fl Co. 


GOL.^MHnrGS. COL. 






MAJBST10 


"kOKOMO. LSD. 


ACADEMY lobo) 


Ill ABI10E , MICH. 


CAM AST, CAS. 


:i>rioa| «-bile™''co. 


DETnorr 








LorrftJae ft Eagle 
E*^rlc?BroUieT» 

Girl Id tho Gown Snop. 

AVENUE (mi) 
■ft Msg 


majestic (st»j 

. ATLAHT A, Q A. 


CEDAE BAPHW, IA. 


? jJJJJJ 1 * 

^_ keit?!^!") 

^^InJlnsoii^A^Co. 
DALLAS, TEX. 


SIILES 
Basset! £ Rallej 
Eeeler & Belmont 
f*f, * 
LKcUlseot* 
Soot^Jjd^i Lassies 

IHfbr Bel" 4 Co. 
■TiWiM A Ireland 


FT. DODOE, IA. 
PBINCESS (nn) 

UoatlooierT 


ISDIAMAPOUS 

sara-s yiboi 

Atj/lnllso Cre lea Ions 


PAUILV lebo) 
Piin? H^fl' B "°* 


"xs^Hur!' * C "" 

EivMkia 






Eia'pram' 0 <b,U! ' 
Km. & Uir^ret Cottr 


DUBUaTJE, LA, 
^AJEStTO I'm) 




'"acssosTkich. 


LASStSO. mcH. 








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MAJESTKMlnter) 

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I'M GOING TO BE NEUTRAL 

i AND LOVE THEM ALL \ 


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FEBRUARV 24, 1fl17. 



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13 



OLIVOTTI, MOFFETT & CLARE 



.An Oddity of Music and Dance., 



DIRECTION CAPT. WM. WOOLFENDEN 



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JUST OUT. AND HOW BEING FEATURED WITH ORE AT SUCCESS Br THE FAHOIJS 



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FEBRUARY 24, 1817. 



The Billboard 



18 



THE PATRIOTIC SONG SUCCESS OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW! 



OLD FLAG NEVER TOUCHED I GROUND! 



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THE ONLY SONG SURG REGULARLY BY TEH THOUSAHD WAR VETERANS! 
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Shoe Scvantun Smntr-Six, * ESCH T0 

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The Billboard 


FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 


^Dramatic Stage! 


THE CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION 

OF 

THE SPOKEN DRAMA 

A New Movement in the Dramatic Field Fraught 
With Significance and Importance to the 


STUDENTS PRESENT PLAYS 

American Academy Seniors Offer 
Double Bill at Lyceum, New York 

New York. Feb. IT— Tbe fonrth perfaroiaoee 
gleen this season bj tbe American Academy ol 

tWO. afternoon when th. senior, predated two 
playlets, Tbe Slater or Dreams, a fantasy or 
Ollpuant Down, ana Broken Hearts, -a fairy 
tale la three acts by W. S. Gilbert. 

Eicept tonally brilliant work waa done hy 
Hare Inenoll a. HaaMe,' the toppled dwarf, iu 
He latter ploy, -bo wa. heralded with eu- 


NEW PLAYS 

JOHNNY, GET YOUR GUN 

in Prologue 


PEOPLE OF THE DRAMATIC STAGE 


thnslastle applause repeatedly. Madeleine Tat 
UgOtful and a beautiful Lady Yntlr. 




Such as Actors, Actresses, Playwrights, Directors, 
Scene Builders, Scene Painters, Wardrobe De- 
signers, Stage Carpenters, Electricians, Etc. 


tbe csst of tbe opening one-act play. 
Toe esst of Broken Hearts follows: 






" ; 










NEW BROOKLYN HOUSE OPENS 


Ellia Baruhaai E, w JJayhew 

lenet Grace Valentine 


aaplTBtlnna and plana or tbe promoters of a 
<D«b 'fair* i *Mt tf^utLm? Urn "b^i X£ 

the fact [hat tula iuW>tl« la i»» tornm 

will' .tlr^aytra all n^'tnl! -urbTiJeep'J Iron! 
"Z',.,, ,„ baud tbe pu«,-. art ,0 


tor the metropolis. 
a shopping bureau will be maintained Id tbelr 

TRUE S. JAMES 

Idea of the crv Ope rot Ire Association of tbe 
Spoken Drama, and. what la euirtly more tmpor- 


New- York, Fob. 11. — Tbe Brooklyn Repertory 
Theater, wbleb proposes to offer a aew produc- 
tion erery two weeks, waa formally opened 
Tbortidoj night by Comptroller Preudcrgaal and 

ererdeg were preceded by a prologue especially 
written for tbe occasion br lane Dronidlald 
Stone. Stater of Dreams, by Ollphsnt Down; 


Bert Whltnry Eterett ButterdeM 

Wtolna^n-ao to « cowboy uo.le actor 'n^tbe 

Bert IVbltaey. to uotoaiV >o EogUrb Duke, wbo 
Is trylru: to marry bis {Wlgglns'l "al.Ier." Aa 


DRAMATIC NOTES 




plan obtained before Shakespeare trod the boards 
Uufnmtldered eren corjwatlcely tbey sound 


organised a producing rornpuu, which will be- 

bj Mr. Summers, entitled Stocks and Stockings. 
George Pareona will plaj tbe leading role. 


complete charge of botb tbe Century and Cocoa- 


bonka and tbe r,dce ot ForbeB-Hobertaon. Ha 




Brewiter-n minora, and will DaTe aim Fot 






"ibTirt forsslghled^nen who look ahead 
and Ognre BsteTj. Tbey discern and" prorlde 

"to™^" haJe^rnTt'o^e^Llb^rrt 1 Win 

and dad that ihey ate all men or atandlng <n 


Jean Schwartu and Grant Clark are writing tbe 

Mm. Tnomae Wnltfen get* a band on tier en- 
irs^» e Yora, .ben Tbe Great Dlride. rertreX 
reeepUon to ao hearty tbat It nlmoat .tops tbe 

trat'fuat bra la bard to oaj. Bis work la 


doctor in Caroline, baa been engaged by Join D. 

"noroTl^B^Ee^totl'o'plc^rea^no veade- 
«lle. took o>er a leading role srltb t-lua Abar- 
bone" In Flora Bela In Frorldente. B. I., -Win- 
Arms aud the Girl, produced by William nar- 
rla. Jr., ended It. »naon at tbe Blackatoae 
Theater, Cblcnco. Satnrdaj nlabt. February 10. 

cesa rat Company ga-e a lamdn'e Blrtb.lay 


ibom, or Ita other Interpmere. Without blur 
It Is safe to sny tbat Johnny, Oct Yoor Gun 
would not lire beyond tbe week: with tin. It la 
-lulte probable It wilt remain for lean time, 

sat tbelr friends If they bare, and curiosity 

The Erenlng World: "Aa tbe cowboy wbo 

l^ntoon" BctB™llkV'a"*mo"s "ro/ It to^ be 


k^"' f rt^rebow™ la^ctlied lurtTmee'rs Reeled. 

FfnNKbed. and no claims of tali or tbat candi- 
date for office will Ik pressed prior to tna meet- 
UUE- 

E.ery officer elected will be tie ebolce of a 

will carrT'»°™tlng power. *" 
Preferred Block (WS cnmnlullre) will he sold 


raooib aod polished and makea one wild, be 

be eaJled'tbe' Sr^e'p^I^wri^'uie^o'rrMUOa 
tbat Edward F. Rusb baa completed nrraate- 

bouae will baee a ■eallag capacity of about «00. 

bearing. Tbe coal will 1* beaded by Willi am 
Corn-teeny and Tbomaa A. Wlee. 
aarlE Eouyweii. wbo baa been appearing In 


Dorli lloore. lata or Peg o' My Bean, and 
Dr. Leo J. Dretzka. nonprofeslonal, were mar. 
tied In Detroit Ifoodar nlgbl. February 13. 

Garden, New York. It la a timely, thrilling 
and enllgbtenlag Interlude, taklog tbe pluco of 

A special Fair and Warmer Company opened 


Pointed 00 ' The o'lyllhot. Bred new (arco 
wr. iolley. of erl.p dialogue tbat aeldom mliaed 

nne'o, Rlupmleli tbnngh It taTh very amualng. 
THE MORRIS DANCE 

dnced'by wTnt"roS'Am« n «tafLlltlo Tbea. 


only In peeacrPjed amonnts to these. 

One-maD control la fbrtber . guarded agaluat 

One theater on or near Broadway will be fcailt 


tbe cborns of Hare a Heart, ana been promoted 
torj Theater. New York, woo baa been confined 


enmpanr beaded by Uartge Kennedy Is at Eue 
Tark gquare Theater. Boetnu. 
■ Sir Herbert Tree, tbe Bngllsb actor, baa Bn- 


ler. New York City, on February 13. 

New York, Feb. JI.-Tba new play, notwltb-: 

an "oulraaeons rsrer." baa met wltb only medt-" 
Da success. It la unfortunate tbat tbe perform. 


la tbe Fame holloing prorlalon .will be made 
tor tie iBmaatlDB offices ml 1 taa to tte 


to Ua desk. Be li entlielr reem'ered, and lun 


After a abort rest be will begin a supplementary 
eraun ot Are ana a bail wecke on tour, 





FEBRUARY 24, 1B17. 



X he Bill bo a r a 



ear First Official Announcement "** 

THE CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION 



i i i OF THE i i i 



SPOKEN DRAMA 

NOW BEING ORGANIZED! 



■•"TO THE AMUSEMENT PROFESSION^ 

The purposes for which the above corporation is being formed are to promote the material 
and financial welfare of the entire theatrical profession, through any and all business permissible 
under the Business Corporation laws, which may be carried on to advantage of all the stock- 
holders, by buying, selling, leasing, promoting and generally dealing in real estate, theatres, pro- 
ducing of plays, operas, etc., covering the entire field, theatrical and otherwise, universally and 
perpetually. 

Selling, preferred shares in above company to qualifying members of the profession, such 
shares to be perpetual, and sold to Operatic Singers, Dramatic Artists, Dramatic Directors, Au- 
thors, Composers, Musicians (dramatic or operatic), and all stagecraft people, such as Scenic 
Builders and Painters, Wardrobe Designers and Makers and all Stage Mechanics. 

: : SPECIAL NOTES TO ARTISTS : : 

t^~You will have your own Theatre. 
GTYour own Business Headquarters. 

C "r You will own your own productions and reap all the profits. 

CX^ You will have no commissions to pay to agents for engagements. 

t-t?*You will be paid for rehearsals. 

t^* There will be no more half salaries when you work. 

t^'The young and talented artist coming from afar will have an op- 
portunity to find immediate recognition. 

t^This movement is for the promotion of the Spoken Drama* and 
not Motion Pictures. 

THIS IS 

SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN 

and not only new, but In every way feasible. Some exceedingly hard-headed business men have 
gone over our plans and pronounced them excellent and entirely practical. 

YOU MUST COME IN NOW and help make this movement the best and biggest event in the 
history of the stage. 

There will be a Board of Directors for the Corporation management and another Board for 
the playreading and producing. 

Watch these pages and learn what we have to say, and prepare to begin to be real*business 
people as well as artists. 

WE WANT TO HEAR PERSONALLY from every individual connected with the theatrical 
profession, AT ONCE. 

Later announcements will state the capitalization, mode of stock sales and other information 
for your good and welfare. Address 

CO OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF THE SPOKEN DRAMA 

Suite 620, Gaiety Theatre Building NEW YORK CITY 

TRUE S. JAMES, General Manager 



The Billboard 



In Repertoire 



ROY E. FOX'S POPULAR 
PLAYERS DOING WELL 



for This Season of Yes 
Stork Loaves Daughter 
With Mr. and Mrs. Fox 



Pj.. Is CaMwrtl Is nWn tae For FUjcn u 



-CAP- RALPH EMERSON 




NORMAN GRAY CLOSES 



BETTY K I NG3LEV PLAYERS 
Playing to Goad Business Through 

York. Pi . Fib. IT- — Dlxn Amn. mmifr 



HARRY PARKER ILL 



WORLD OF FOLLIES 



!• li. cmlr Ibmr of Un kind on U» md. 
wdt^tt™ .t t-»lvt ^Irt. ^^"^ 



>, D*1*J DmiglH, OUOto Will 
immi Swin, noti uu. 
M. T.ytor. Hibcl Hodges ] 



HARLEY SADLER WEDS 



FORBES PLAYERS CLOSE 



ROY E. FOX'S POPULAR PLAYERS 

■ Sixteen Years Without Closing 

Per. Address, Box 171, Sulphur Springs, Texas 



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i WAITED origTnaI WILLIAMS STOCK CO. 

(UNDER CANVAS) TO SUPPORT 

MARIE DE GAFFERELLY 



S7f Ea^e/ZtL.^S?"*" 




WANTED FOR DEHOREST STOCK COS. Nes. 1 and 2 



Tab. People 



Ed Andrews' Girls of All Nations 



at liberty for coming season 
ED. PRICE I MORA MARTYIE 



WANTED FOR PERMANENT TABLOID STOCK 



FEBRUARY W, 1817. 

BARCLAY A HURSEY 



LEON BOSTWICK 



ALINE NEFF 



VELMA NEFF 



BILLY K. REY 



JACK E. RICE 



TEX & MABEL SHEA 



WANTED AT ONCE 




THIRTEENTH WEEK 



CRAWFORD'S COMEDIANS NOTES 

I Chirica. la* Fib. It— Tin! Original 



KLARK IN DAVENPORT 



im Kfllj. nrodoctr Rod •tialfhta; Ml> flirt. 



JOINS LA ROY COMPANY 

Ind AniUn Compirvr. which clowd > few. 
ii us In Blmbiham. Aim., lui toloea 
L» Eoj Block Co.DB.nrM Funrfi. 

M™. »Dd M tI^*10^0 rt .' t JooM*tt»S 



- 20 51 



TheBIllbyard 



Lyceum and Chautauqua Chat 

B r THOS. ELMORE LUCEY 



www 

tfea old M 



Stpptl u pnUcDt, Sudor V 



NEW BOOK ON THE E 



M^SneTa 



HONEY. T HE V ERSATILE 
Hturr B. Boner of Chicago, -one of tno clior. 



la? CJrnrtb Mole ud Bora' ■ 
Charon doa«rrin«tn; lecfotea 

eina'frt jIt^e b ionc recital 



b [• indoned >j T 



ssei: 



THE PLATFORM BEEHIVE 



1 



nbaa^hSafBUnG 



d or Major r«»D, . . 



* of Tbo UolDsatoa (Uoat.) 
Un. Chlrten E. Vbtqpj in b 



A CHAUTAUQUA CHEEROGRAM 



The folio wing bit by a p 



t »kk a walk: 

By Cnarlw R. nnm 
U yon're terlln' kind o* bins. 

Take a walk. 
If your conscience troubles yon. 

Take a walk. 
It wll] free ynu from distraction 
When you get yoor lens In action 

Take a walk. 



As far away as you ran get. 

Take a walk, 
net op on an elevation. 
Pray for all toe population; 

Tabs a walk. 



Take a walk. 



Take a walk. 
Drop yoor erica and all qolck. 
A five- mile bike will do the trick: 

Take a walk. 



It wm do yoo lota o' good to 

Take a walk. 
It win help digest yoor food to 



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CHAUTA UQUA ROUTES 

4 Bird Hires Is Co»t> 1: Broken Hi 



WANTED IDEAS 



VICTOR J. EVAN I 8 CO.. ™f. « 



Sau 



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FEBRUARY 24. 1917. 



The Billboard 



21 



The Concert Field 

Hear Americans Fliat 



g pi-ople «e i*rr >IKm]ited to rappl* 



Bot thw^.^*! I«n tier « 



on) nclUI of IB* K 



| March 19th| 

% The special service for which The Billboard n 
S is universally known is best described by the 8 
remarkably satisfactory results obtained by 
its advertising patronage. 

THE ANNUAL 

Spring Special Number 

ThcBiliboard 

— WITH A— 

j| Circulation of 58,000 Copies 

H Will reach every English -apeakin g country in 
the world. 

As a reference guide and encyclopedia of 
information for show folk it will be consulted 
daily throughout practically the entire season. 

Issued March 19th 
Dated March 24th 

The Most Readers. 
The Greatest Circulation. 
The Most Talked About Amuse- 
ment Paper Published. 
The Most for Your Money and 
Tour Money's Worth. 

THE LAST FORMS WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT 

Sunday, March 18th 

It Copy received early will be given preference 
H and preferred position as far as possible to do 
so, but no reservations can be made after Sat- 
urday, March 10th. 

Send Your Copy NOW-TODAY 
THE BILLBOARD, CINCINNATI, 0100 



March 24!h 




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Tl\c Billboard 



Billiard 




and to ureal . 

Titer have succeeded In inciting 
•widespread Interest In the movement. 

They have set the minds Of the men 
most Interested to thinking. 

And they have so cleverly antici- 
pated the needs and requirements at 
delegates by laying out. arranging' 
and programming the work of th< 
convention, that It can easily be as 
compllshed within the time allotted. 

Prank P. Snellman. chairman o 
the committee, haa been a perfec 



Albert Klralfy has proved a wise, 
seeming, able and astute secretary. 
Both of these gentlemen have fas- 
tened a valid and enduring claim 




World «I1I be a 
and we will hare entered upon a 
era Id (he a 



n be the g) 



•■Steady does it" 
and steady ever 1 

Especially In the matter of reform 
must procedure be devoid of haste. 

Reformers are mostly damned foola 
— cracked-brained zealots. 

They must be (Irmly curbed. 

Every man who U to be deprived Of 

must be given a chance to And and 



show that must i 



, tho b 



year draw 
ttle tighter 



first instituted 
and add to the number. 

If prohibitionists had been content 
to have gone about their work grad- 
ually and given uloonheepern a 
■ readjust. Instead of throw- 




s' per cent nest year i 
then add 4 per cent. 6 per ceni ann a 
per cent for each succeeding years." 



Franrt. sad at Pair'. Isn. IT 0 
KKM« Siqare. Loo-™, W. C. 

Hem Ulan™ nhoulit be mnilr hi 
_ T t m n , D nej orfler or r*fi«t 



MAN OR MENDICANT — WHICH? 



The Showmen's League Is a thoroughly worthy and highly deserv- 
ing organization. 

It is purely benevolent and the great amount of real relief, heart- 
ening help, actual aid and signal succor accomplished by Its benefac- 
tions, were they ever made known, would amaze and astound the show 

If you are a member and should fall Into bard luck and be taken 
■ick, you may write or wire for assistance and It will be sent you as 
your light — your due. 

If you are not a member and you are aided you are a pensioner 
upon Its bounty and the dole you receive Is charity. 
Which la It for yours? 

Five dollars and your application sent to Walter D. Hlldreth. 




b ii In. control The Billboard bi 
■abc It a useful paper. 

e they would also have 



Ins and furthering tho- inierenui of 
tlio people of the slio-.v world, but 
over and above an else they desire 



It is glorious tn shape nn 
but there are- lots of BjBfiM 
Curs let It be. to help nnd at 



reduced that it will become of slight. 
If any. Importance. 

Reforms will be Instituted gingerly. 



The ethics o 



e game will 



a ale- 



Everything that Is uncommendable 
In customs and usage will be carefully 
considered and altered and made to 
confora with the new order of things- 

Security will succeed [he great risk 
now dally encountered by those en- 
gaged In the business. 

Hostile legislation wilt be met and 
given bsttte by a united force eiulpped 
wllh trained and experienced strate- 
gic 

And protection against snap Judg- 
ments, shake downs and attach men Is 
will be aaured each member of " 
organization because the power, 
fluence and resources rf the whole 
social Ion will be behind him. 



.Editorial Commentl b u . 

% The 

^ History will be made ii 



become possible then — 



There Is no doubt but that the out- I They 1 
i*— -^-wmen of the world wilt be more. 

They will have to be pui 
1 whose slowly — one at a time by dint of "hard 
c of working work, much sacrifice and 



;s with their heavy flnan- 
th aides. 

Blow but sure Is the bet- 



MUSICAL COMEDY NOTES 

Tbe BnulHI Clr'a llU'Iral earned! Conns 
f twtntf-twe prolt. "iU nlai Kami'. Ten 

nil Oklilionia, al-rllno Marjb Ifl. nlth n^soBl. 

■r Sj M 1 " :.i.il i-.ii-i " j Ji-ini-. |li S £jS S 

MbhL gtknV nTnat an Abbs lAS 
Mh Pat terpen, ^t/jna Ijea'L IWry .. .Hum, i 



Readers' Column 




- , _ ssu~a asuras 

j Ilawy — E4 Fine. 31*2 CHrtp atmr. 
Any Information rrfardlna; lb* wbemboola Q p 
Llurd ana Sadie Lnm will be anpirrtaied b 




la ri-i o- sir lii 



WHITE- FOT.EY — FYass 



Ills. Sloo^plajol iHdlac re 



i "Wlittsy" White. 



CIRTH3 

nw^'aiTnn rruTuun Sba"tert "lb™™ 
runt nre years ieo upon her marriage to MrT 

THEAT RICAL . NOTES 

Dr. 'ITMbert L Tmetoits, hspBaWI, and Bis 
rininnnj or eili iiro/ila Irrj wtDJ an nnlmuuDlle 

MBleaWMIa! auV is.aan, W sslw, i flSi* 

~™ -*-"it-5rl?°l w(|]™™pfnV'i br n rope 

r ir.,. rliVT. tilllr.t In'II llnin. 

ma acquired tbo Vlclorj TbeaHr. 



■near BePee. Companr a 



uahu and Amnrt.an r hi---.tr 
'. la.. Baa omiolnlfil Jolin B. 



^3 Smm^Kmmy^p^SS^SX ES.7K 'na^s-MlTEf 

<•■■. J.i.k li.illv, Mnrliiio (linn. Milt.! OrMn «„. fl|.„, rli.-^c. elrertlra lij the r™r.nti<". 
»""' M" 1 "! <-'ll". Knir Mi.r.1,.-. J.:, F.J,.,-. ,., K „„ „. W nM 1- r.n, a™ r»r,n, f»ra 



FEBRUARY !4, 1917. 



The Billboard 



Advance Men 



| Dint ml aljn 0( rrrpnredneiM anil 
D (be prolei-loo, that baa 

■ Is The P'liicru Pat Cwupidj ■! 



.Ji'l'K."™' EE 1 MffJBfVa 

HHIIII liKt week In (MaUl "bin he lOBipeil 
in to let lb* [MJ glace know (Bit Vmt Gool, Ed 



o. T. Bloilboutel. until PebrnarT 10 In ehirKe 
it Hip P(rblk'IIJ> apil tJierllllni drpirlmrnli it 

»ie« Ji^br ivun^iT^ajoaitait.' lat^ 

" jri r,"«H3 io/fflui "lo'illTwlUi b !li VS ag""" 
Ilarrjr IV. Wee. iDloinr or Erorrwa'a blf 
ibon^hoot. COWM Bol, In politic Point Mm* 
tf Flint" Ulie la iMIIati tbe 111 rinlnr IB 
■lir- tu plow Hie •■ton uf lb* Olilo mil older 

IHrDtu'lBl avtrrtblnc bjoka loielr lot ■ •>■■ 



J, tepbjr Iran U»S AM^Mmil tbr 

low ibn cll» ■ row dtyi in* abesd ol Eioe- 
rlence. Iimiiij or l>att1na; « bhmthIom bmrd. o-i 
hh lit t-muar prohibition Uou iiud ibout 100 

QlSL in OHrTlMra %mj*i5 about to 
Bill mud ■■ iif torn In boMIt of b>> *bov. 

Jrt bui reputla ItpJUaO •uirwJpd In^anlliuJ «0 

pmt%S*J m mmmPmm w&J 

l« Olarorrint parr, of Naobrfllr that no other 

Did ion rrreltt n vnRtnfln* UM ■»-»' TMn 
U a IIli lor prraa uema wliu riratre 



FMgMw^ wbito. wj 

ere INet for aeerrnl Team, 
pllil on Febrnirr 12. "f i 

TSSc saasrar 



burned" CranJ* Own 
J"-" "iifri-inc from 



«™u. 0, ihi- mora* ot ChailM Mr «™»f, ' 
SET "' w " jj JWjJjj ]J|' 

let a ^MM^I^Filf^n'w'wl^al.^n^tt*' 
J«» Oomn.. abcid o[ A tilatil on Qroad-eiTt 

tttj* Tart. ^TJaMijVSLjS^ 
■tiT:l. ,v,.„,i „i BrlnglTui Vu Father, 'wore h- 
- Sxluill,., Twin., rreenllr, In tba ilrlnltj 
■'■ v ll ii i.i^" Orrtwm Tlimtw. # ^ b 

gfe 

1 ■ i' i', ',1 " 7"Klr.*lm"B(E.ri^lP™n 1 .'' S'p! 
"oil natronl»*a ''^'^ 

>— fl- ;,v,l Iflnlln. I> ltir prodnet of the Nf" 
Wrk .American. IB. Fiwkanrr li uHo> .UM 



in? " "[SjSnl?^* 
(to talkln. with hlml 
it Walla Ifalto la , - 



«oj oS 1B« boia'cin boat S (hCmmS of™n>- 
uiollni an alrsblp flljlil. Aleiapder bmaibl 

Uark QuloJItf. nu Uic leronint. 
Bitnril r-iankllo. proa rrprcKatitli* of tor 

Ilia aueclal poblklT; fir the Anton- Sitlonal 
(lrmn-l Oivra Cnmp.Dj'a eDEanPfneat at the Con 

nobblnc Klin BotH'tt Ediir Lonji, of llie Jlai 
Rthlnofr ofllrs, Nr>- York, ttbkb nrobiblr af- 

FtatSi Glbtatw i ■ iwliii 
MM ririu!. E? tbe ( 



E?iHm»^ - Anl * la ' 11 F * Uco " Jmt *** 

BobPrt i^lRar Long, formrrlr v^si caaD lor 

B "Hid oh Ihr gMTjta OaS tbli lima In S 

Hill JtMUp nljK 1« Forrln ^a looked for t 
rtliirn dale Is W.IU Walla wllb-bli Fair and 
Waiver obow. ul tbal It ia ■ uf« bat bt 
>IU let I be mmnf, rot tba anow a> • ital oon. 
HP ^ QJQ* bacidie Ranat Dnnas Daiiea up 

NEIL O'BHI EN M INSTRELS 

Nell O'Brlen'a Ulmbrel Compaoj la on III 
Mtft HtMn add doing Ibo hlftHI bollHU lb 
tht blatorj of tbr lomwnj. 

IS.n. .U, B I t»[« tl.e p™ art lb. pabllr b. n 



■ In bin lltnri Hn» art. In m-bleb br la at 
li by Enrra Holme". UNI Barir. Jut Uullrn. 



la tba pride or tbr oUo aid to t elum by 

"Uiaa»'- White, aonYrjtlldr M tbn til* BiMJ ' ~ " 

Bar tun. la a nmedlin vao doaa art W I . -en tn 



sKS'SSa-fSS | TEA WITH THE LADIES 

ka , t h M ol iotlon. iL3 la wlUxnt ■ doobt By LAURA HOSTETTER 



c Writer' and BIU Dwin ortn tbe Uiotr 
Ut*I7 bona and diner, whleh la put oioi 

alnnra. J. L«»r Haborborn. laalla 
J«ru.. B.rmll and Fartf Holn.f 



Latbim. Cral St™». ll.rk iricb 



V?: 

Marriott, Dean 

una. Bob BOMTla. jne Bulllna-tr, Bob Bailer. 
BnjTT^Snrlnltr. Ctarlle^orna.^larB ^ rrimr, 

J. W. W«t, manastr or F. C. Hiintlnalon-. 

STTairV™ rjri^farSrtTsa 



Wm. Hill, miurtr ef El- Tt. Zareow'n Paaalnc 
Rina, luami that the iow la^nieeMnx Wtb 

3*n" mil "oa ■HL Baaa Varaal. Ttn«°«o.i5l 
UatlMwa. Hleh. ind Sejnwor. nod n nlfti 

■ 1 1 J S™ W "'" |B Srt Cafe " b ' 



= THE SHOW WORLD 



MARTIN C. BR EN NAN, 250 Pitt St re st, Syd n«y, Auatralla 



I la Mew Sorb brluwKi iu 



i IntoRtftlDi; jaiQB of Broad. 



1 JurlLi-ulj.i L L v rOOd -tOOk- 



a ts n«i re! r.i-1 New Tout the 



0 llnp of fun bit lodied Itwlf with tbli 



T or ih* imijllc ittenUoa it la r. 



' pnbllcltl. Apill ther peoinlao • 



BncealorB. whleh Jtpa -nnd Hat ilaisb, mho ll^ea 

In the n. rtoe.. Ptmnlr. .i h,l n» em (he 
Placid ram of tbr palmed aenla, who hiio 
beiiot nolhlnc hni i»uf!blor -lore Iber toot tbtlr 
pUna In tho world beneath tbe funj Bniera of 

Bntb ibo .r,,i »u. dealrlir tn air their 



■LI AjM AKIlHU-TKttlltn SHORT LINE 

21 dm. ' Oct* li 10 t,i,ta,||| Hutu at. tn Fmi 



LANKERSHIM HOTEL ""»«.sco 



CATERING TO THE PROPE88ION 



SARATOGA HOTEL™ S"*"' 5 

-RATES, $1.00 PER DAY AND up - 



E. P. CUHMIHCS, Praaldant, 



CHICAGO, ILL. 



A II I P If "LIVERIES OF COSTUMES, TIOHfS 



A W* Hit. «m ror IV. Torlpald- *.-. ran, four ronroliu Una of iratr-ga, 

, CHICAGO COSTUME W0RK8, ■^rjar^ CHICAGO. ILL 



WANTED FOR MUSICAL COMEDY, QUICK 




The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 24, .1817. 





Show Wardrobes, 
Costumes, Uniforms, 
Trappings, Minstrel 
Requisites, T 



IjtS from jjjl ^cjiT^pp la are 



DEMOUUHBROS.SCO. 



CALIFORNIA FRANK TO 
STAGE BIG SPECTACLE 

Closes Deal With Riverview 
Perk, Chicago, To Produce 
Wild West and Pioneer 
Days Show 



■ Wliirarta lists! Entire* 

tlnac 9 SHOW 
tlUSa CANVAS 

Carnival Tents 
JTc. GOSS CO 

DETROIT, MICH. 



BAGGAGE CAR 

71 FEET 

Also Sleepers, Parlor Cars. 
Flat and Stock Car. 

SQUTHEttN IRON & EQUIPMENT CO 

ATLANTA, GA. 




TENTS 



DOUGHERTY BROS.' TENT & AWNIHG CO, 



SHOW AND CONCESSION 

TENTS 

ST. LOUIS TENT AND AWKING GO. 



FOR SALE— CARS 

J 58. Kfc flat. 

WILL SELL CHEAP TD*"BaVE QUICK. 

! ZELNICKERn.ST. LOUIS 

WANTED, FREE ATTRACT IONS 



■gain rename hi*, old'pis.tli 



ik the •ctlTltj d 



1. A. B. P . OF As NO. 10 

■penfa. »!□□.. Feb, IB.— Ut, ftllMta 




CoL Barlevr said 11 — ■ Ma Intent.™ „ 
001 > So. 2 Wild W«l end Pioneer Daja aper- 
Wta to" stir the Untl fairs IDd ivipraduana 



GREAT KEYSTONE SHOW 

ootOlntL^Tt.. 13^A rtjon tJieil anil paint 

iraed from a tiitee week*' onilneae Irlp. H* 
pnrchnned ronsldernfcle- ntw paropliemallB. 
r -take and chain, pinna .tod Blde.nnOrT 



hu the atork Is tan "how. Kim Brown la a 
frtfloent riallnr alike t,nartna. Marlon Ull-r, 
last araaon P-oprtJ th-it. with thin boot, baa 
drilled the C. S. Ss.j. ami I. ata Honed at 

ssr.TiV-M.'S' as stws 

that It la noHiliw like rin.ua trenulns. Mr. 
and Mrs. EC a. Births hare btea on the alck 
jjat^at^thslr home In Blnnttre. N. C. ilM 

LAMONT BROS.' SHOW 



WHEELER BROS.' SHOWS 



oldeat aa.l j«i,nt clowns. ; 
t-M» aM t faa alfor, and al 



^faSiTMWtVtHBUILT 

TAYLOR'S > 




CIRCUS 
SPECIAL 
TRUNK 



jsxk jaw. 

C. A. TAYLOR TRUNK WORKS 

fltLHaulMA - 6HICSB0, lit 

til w. lea seta. . awrvat. a. r. 



BANNERS 

FOR CIRCUS AND CARNIVAL 

A. W. MltLARD, U, J.Ia&r. . 



CAR FOR SALE 



altlonvt lot ropcrlatendent. and also hat cna 
or the Inalda rlckete. Altboruh the ahno 
had Blent*- of rain and mad for the mat tl 
weeta. the outfit la alwaja up on Una and re 



NEWTON BUYS TRUCKS 



■ OPENI NG O ATE8 *■ ■■ 

tntTT Broo.' Show: Memptda, Tenn.,;aboni 
dIIdhf Glrona i Pattetaoa Wild Animal 



SHOW TENTS AND SHOW FRONTS 

OF ALL KINDS 

REMEMBER: WE ARE THE LARGEST SHOW TEST HOUSE IN. THE 
WORL .P. A™. .9^?. YonE ORDERS PROMPTLY FOR ANYTHINQ TOD 

HAY HEED HI thm rije'- - LTNB. 

WE CATER EXCLJS'-TiiY TO THE SHOW BUSINESS AND CAH.'KTR- 
NISH SPECIAL BESIGrili- HANNER FPONTS FOR ANY SHOW. 

WRITE US FOR SPECIAL PRICES AND LIST OF SECOND-HAND TESTS 
UNITED STATES TENT «V AWN! KG CO. 



FEBRUARY 24, lHV. 



The billboard 



26 



UNDER THE MARQUEE 



rfiijaw»»g.auM,' "{.'imi, - 

MoT Clb "°Br« d°i"™( "be Mllillll II lliljii'' 
"ul you ntT€r en <oll .bout tb«o r,ilo«r — 

No nor.^ dona ^BllfJ^fM Rob* ' Win™. 
oie-rSa "j stale Ml°«iiSl..™ , o a °.oIglif"[. 



r, : 3ESrS"lrw : .: : e 



cranio tb^Statta *™ ° ub * il t h ° r *,j ™jg 
■ Santos y ArTlfaa Clrco In chant" of Dan 

i be la lulu lo Be on one of tbe advance 



Roblnbco, Barnes, Golloiar. Rhcglbnjf aod Cc 

Tbe Samoa j ARbjaa CI reo bu bid but or 
"lii. »h™ Jo'n^bla'mntSrK^llrml^ie^al:" 1 

* »bl, ,o Jo bta ,c l for tlm*. 

.i^'MSnVK-fsroi-SiS 

Seen In Tampa. Fla., abaklna; band* wl 




CIRCUS and FAIR 1VIEIV 

THE Q BEAT EST MU1IML ATTUOIIOH FOB PARADE. BALLYHOO UD BAND 
AUXILIARY EVEB DEVISED IS THE 

DEAGAN ELECTRIC UNA-FON 

A fear users are: BtngTine Bros., Sells-Floto, Clifton -Kcl Icy Shows, 
Kelly Brennan, Brown ft Cronin, ArTyk' Shows, Con Kennedy, Parker Shows, 
Al. G. Barnes, Fairs, Skating Rinks, Passenger Boats, Ball Booms, Amusement 
Parks, Medicine Shown, etc., ete. Light, compact, weather-proof, fool-proof, 
always in tunc. Any pianist plays It. Costs nothing to maintain. Tout bril- 

lot 



Bid?., 1760 Berteau Ave, Chicago, I! 



FOR SALE 
Fifteen Baggage Wagons 

Consisting of Pole Wagons, Flank Wagons, Stringer Wagons, Can- 
vas Wagons, Cook House Wagon with ice box, Open Slat Wagons, 
two Water Wagons, five Cages, two Tableaux and one Ticket 
Wagon. Guaranteed to be as good as new and ready for the road. 



HAGEN BECK- WALLACE CIRCUS 
West Baden, - - . - Indiana. 




SHOW AND CONCESSION 

TENTS 



330 Wyl It Ave., BrooUjD, N. T. 

Phone: Greenpoint 4300. 
(Hear Williamsburg Bridge-) 

Modern Teat Lolli also at Alia nil, G.., 



CALL-ALL PEOPLE ENGAGED WITH 

THE MIGHTY HAAG SHOWS 

Report Valdosla, Ga., February 14. Shows open Monday, February 26. 




CABS FOB SHOW PURPOSES 
HQTCHKISS, BLUE *, CO.. Lid, 141 Bel 



500— PONIES, SHETLAND, PONIES— 500 
FOB SALE 



Wanted, Experienced Wood Carvers and Gilders 

FOR CIRCUS WO IK. Address Bode Wagon Company, 16*9-73 Central, Cracmnati, O. 



FOR SALE-THREE BRAND NEW CIRCUS WAGONS 

i* wtrm aaadt but Vans, t* aaroaau at Ban oaraei- mt hpi an a 3B. ■SpaTta* t&»at» kii *tnl n li 

,ul Tilt u r... I r ■■,-.„ :u„. .< \. .l-r ■■- f . l.'A .V. Clill 



WUd West Wisdom | 
& Frontier Frivolity | 



THE CORRAL 




Hbaa It cornea lojndetas their ability I eltlm It'a 
■ore bard nn'anjbDdy'a ImCiwa to nlrk r tbe:b(ft 
cat of a hflneb of hobhlnl rider*. bec*aie-ir 



merits men aire reMoiuble nonet and lod« 
tben^on gelr ab^t-nol^on toe 

(B^lo^Bim 1 *^ w." Mt^nrr^tlle" our C i5n 
a^peflar^ono ^rTlb "tie pk 'T*T'n>-tera 



imEoi com(Hjy for <h 



%M ArTlMtoo" wlld^r^mrOMj 

!r ^ rlmrt' lnj-^^o *l\**<*a DOTS." F. 



Tr»e Billboard 



FEBRUARY 2*, WlT. 



GUMPERTZ MAKING BIG PLANS 
FOR C ONEY ISLA ND SEASON 

Says the Outlook for Amusement Business Never 
Looked Better— Predicts for Coney Island 
the Biggest Season in the History 
of That Resort 



is 



Wbra Hr. Ooropem mu as 

.mtTlca, Conej IBland, bp ■ 
"Id . Mr «lilDlon II promlm 





MeQUAY AMUSEMENT CO. 



rSUSJI 



HEINZ BROS.' SHOWS 



°bMitJ t 'jn"»°lT T n*tw»'tI( BMC rati* 



BAND ORGANS 



MANUFACTURED « REPAIRED D 




Special litsratura i!anly mbI free. 



WuruIzer SSS*™™?* _ 



NORTHWESTERN SHOWS 

CAN PLACE Knife Rack, Country Store, Dolls, Bears, High Striker 
and Hoopla. These concession salwaj-s get good money with us, as we 
show in s> great many foreign districts in Detroit, and every privilege man 
knows what "Hunky play" means to them. A number of other conces- 
sions are open and can place one more attractive, money-getting show. 
Season opens April 21st at Detroit. Address ail mail to 
F. L. FLACK, Manager Northwestern Shews, Detroit. Mich. 



ewnftjuMPwci 



THE 1917 MODEL 
C.W. PARKER 
CARRY-US-ALL 

Operated [by JOHN BRUNEM at 
the IRISH FAIR at PITTSBURGH, PA-, 
was conceded by universal acclamation 

A MASTERPIECE OF CONSTRUCTION AND 




DtikH, Leavenworth, Kan. 




HEY, YOU!! MR. CONCESSIONAIRE!! 

CAN WE INTEREST YOU A MOMENT? 





PILLOW TOPS 

NOVILTItS— 1EWL0 AND ■fPRODUOTIOK. 

PENNANTS 



DRESSED DOLLS 



WESTERN AMUSEMENT CO. 

WANT SHOWS AND CONCESSIONS 



FEBRUARY M. 1917. 



The Billboard 



27 



:v /^K™--: 



HBBnBHnMHIIB 

JOS. G. FERARI SHOWS, INC. 

Everything Hew but the Name 



Will Outrival All Previous Efforts. 

FEATURING 

JOS. 6. FERARI'S H *r™ TRAINED ANIMALS 

The Electric Spectacular Production, the REVELATION 

THE MONKEY SPEEDWAY, the Original MINNIE HA HA, 
SPIDORA?, the WORLD OF WONDERS, the HAWAIIAN THEA- 
TRE, the WHIP, $20,000 MERRY-GO-ROUND, 
ELI FERRIS WHEEL. 



Wanted 



Man to take full charge 
of merry-go-round. 
One who understands 
a Philadelphia tobog- 
gan machine preferred. 
Must be sober and 
reliable. 



EVERY SHOW HAS EN- 
TIRE NEW EQUIPMENT 



More Hand-Carved Wagon Fronts Decorated with 22-Carat Gold 
Leaf Than Any Other Carnival Co. 



Wanted 

Man to take full 
charge and operate 
Hi Ferris Wheel No. 
12. Must have Eli 
Bridge Co. 'a recom- 
mendation. 



Committees, 
Fair Secretaries, 
Fraternal Orders, 

and those antici,.at- 
ing holding carnivals, 
home-coming weeks 
or celebrations of any 
kind, write, wire or 
phone. We l.xn a 



T.Ouri l.r HiaaeditBW, i> 



WANTED 



CONCESSIONS 



Clean Shows and Euiinut 
Method's Above Reproach 



Can Pla 


bs Two M 


ro Meritorious Shows 


for Whioh 


We Will Fu 


nlsh Hanc 


tome Carved and Gil 


led Wagon 


Fronts to M 


>noy-Gettl 







< IN JILL DEPARTMENTS 10 REPORT IT WINTER 
LIST 



We are routed In 
towns where 
everybody Is work- 
ing and earning 
big money. 



Address JOS. 6. FER ARI SHOWS, Inc. , IMtrs lata. Hew York City. 

t.. ....... . ..... . . .. 



TeL 1054 W, West Biigfiton 



Tiari is BIG MON E V for pi b . 

AUTOMATIC CARD Pll»""" ■ 

IV',' " I -VV'Murtn— 



8. W. DRUN DACE SHOWS 



wmsm. 



I 



B. W. " BrnQd.m HDoni ^111 SwL . 

1017 arikoD ■( AdHtlQ, Febroiiry ?4. uorivr 

(loo, on Orxaalulloa ot ran prlcllcillj Merf 
total mvnrhBDl it ■ luenjtwr. And ctcrroor u 
prorliut DimKlr i vrt win br fttnot Brbt- J 
«T«r now lo nil* the wnlnj > amncln. 
■ell >■ atiimir. nmm. tht aLotiu mil be 



CONCESSIONAIRES, ATTENTION! 

THE LATEST WONDER IK WHEELS 

RANE'S LIVE MONKEY WHEEL 



The monkey drives into on circular table 6ft 
in diameter. Ball bearing throughout. Driven 
by electricity from an unseen switch. Was the 
' gg est monay-gcttar at Panama-Pacific Ex- 



Salesboards 



:., tolkiw. lie oiKDlnt SS /S •!»* 
WI Tip iToanii tb* public ■jmre AI th«' 

*Aociij»J''sV.i1ni''fi|'.lp gnaw. ™ 




monkeys (Rhesas) with 
' outfit. Get your or- 



. „wa« 

-* Ml 



'ANTED. P0PC0P.H P0PPEB 

CATTl EMf K'S - C< H HIviT 



d«ji with bom* toltii I 
atlttto Id clLirvi of the 
llmlnarj He nth BVVVM 



"Ave 1 TlttWTSi^tB. 



AT LIBERTY FOR BOOKING WITH 
CIRCUSES OR CARNIVALS 



SHOW STOCK FOR SALE 

Madame Marantette Offers: 

TROTTING OSTRICH GAUCrlO, fastest and only bird ever driven with run- 
ning horse mate, making half mile in 1 minute and 8 seconds at Louis- 
villa (Ky.) State Fair. i 
1 SCHOOL HORSE "SUNFLOWER." Handsome. Best broke High 
School JTorse in the world. 

Ml CAR ST. PATRICK. 60 feet inside. Specially arranged for show 
business and in perfect condition. 
Write for particulars. 

MADAME MARANTETTE, Mention, Mich. 



» »• m tt *. tw mmmt. m mm m 



WESTERN AMUSEMENT CO. 

jBF*ar Q*aar to the ptRTm of Manager McBrW 
B. :iir M' I'rl le .V: !«■: ■ 

a" SootbtrrT'trS" WNlT" 



PRIZE AUTO DECORATIONS 

let ua IAKE fOUfl PA Rati £ a tuCCIta, 

NEW 1917 IDEAS NOW READY 




The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 9A,4M7. 



Used by 



HOLTOH 

professional 



A trouper is known by his 
instrument. The man ' 
with a Hoi ton always 

Frank Holton & Co. 



Shipped oa ten days' ap- 
proval with no obligations 
to buy if unsatisfactory. 

Chicago, III. 



INSTRUMENTS 

You can play better with 



MUSICAL MUSINGS 



AU of U> fflf niben l5 old tnmpen. md tl 

(Mm tw'rdtoi.iV""^™ BmHmb' a 

elite SI.ltti*w«. Holm; Hubert W. H.-cnH 
DUtu: licbigp IVnrn. mrnel; H. C. B.ldem. re 



EUUUU a "T«d ml, 1 
It cui practical- Hon 

^'^'"■D^rL.fcjT 



M. I. C. P. (EnjMrt) W»JIC 1> pUjlDg -Irspa 
la the Iti.jBl Tbcatcr Id Teurkau. Tel.. Raa- 
iil Ettrtns * doing . nun on tne CU ft 00 -Keller 



C.l,- HduIIH.d b Bcnrlns m 1 bll on ad 
Ttu. UII Tear Be pnyed train una IB* Goll- 



PlijW clnrlwl bM .bom *i 




175 in Eight Days" 

Taken In On One Alley 

That's a sample of the big profits E. B. Douglas is making from Ten-Pinnet — 
"world's greatest bowling game." And be has only ONE alley, located in a little 
town in Georgia. YOU can start a profitable, enjoyable Ten-Pinnet business for 
small investment. And NOW is the time to do it. 

Automatic Bowling— New and Fascinating 



Everybody plays j 
your receipts nearly all net i 
money. Alleys 38 to 50 feef' 

"Brings me S50 * week," ■ 




World's 
Greatest 

Bawling Game 



itic feature makes 
t someone to take in 



"Received two alleys Saturday. 
Set them up end was playing after- 
noon and evening. My receipts for 
day Sig.10"— this from w. L. luppen- 
lantz. TOD can do as well or better. 
Write quick lor tree illustrated book, 
"Big Ten-Pinnet Profits," and low 



THE TEN-PINNET CO. 

94 Draper Street 

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 



1917 HERSCHELL-SPILLMAN CAROUSSELLE 

STANDS SUPREME IS THE REAL PORTABLE OUTFIT 




lERSGHELL-SPILLHAK COVPUV, 191 Sintii Strut, lorti Taniudi. I. r. 



Fifty Yam of Exclusive 




WM.H.DENTZEL 



AWARDED GOLD MEDAL AT PANAMA-PACIFIC 
COIN MACHINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY 

984 E«»t17 th Street, Portle nd.Oregpn 

TURNSTILES 

Automatic and Plain 

CHANGE-MAKING DEVICES 

Onr Tornctilem were tiMd at Ihe Panim*-Pacinc International Exposition, the Pan. 

ame- California Eroosition at San Diero. the Rnerview Park A * « 

at Chicago, 



1 Company 



HECH1IR.IL VII fl6IJl.fi suiir^'s^i. ADCAHC ^ ' 




ir"°Eu t.iSt'it^i^v^'^"^ 
W. H. Forar'hs mud MmS* WtTMl. o( I 



8AMI IN NEW YORK 



MARYLAND AMUSEMENT CO. 



February 24, 1,17. 



five Billboard 



Talker sand Lecturers I 



WANTED! We Want 300 Agents 



at$35to$70aWeek 



- .mrNulf. The BUI. 
lurd bo. ollollod IN. ■["<- 10 7™ ror 
nui]pu» of iBiprorlns lb. Miking nd l«l 



logrtb.r wllb bl. b*GG ~" 

gsg'gttSjai 



■M «n > t?W nol oppr.r.' Pitt*e do Dot let 
afo n-ba ora oat on tho Bring line could 1*11 
Hbir T#f j funny nlorlep. mil. Drrtul*, job 



Oorlc. ptmcb Iirlnr. Jl 



U Grorge Donor on. Cap- 



Imlbn wmtlt. I bin t» 



j tie post pttf ■ 



WILLIAMS' STANDARD SHOWS 

N St.lr." , n,„""'mln™" nI , ^ 0 ° S-!rrV's^t!."ona* St™ 
Unm«.|,-V |,|„, V r „, rr „|„ „ ( „ , I0 , 
— ■" ™' DM tntn are jnum end ivlltiont 

'IbS^SjSHHHS 



IEW INVENTION -5 "* ort - Needed in every home every day. Pntent jost applied for. 1 
...■uimvii HotHng else like it. Snppllea what every housewife has wished for for ' 
|f years. Perfected after long experimental work by mechanical experts. Low priced — anyone 
can nae it — sells so sight. We want three hundred representatives at once — men or women 
hustlers— to advertise, accept orders and manage deliveries for our new Quickedge Knife and Shear 
Sharpener. Sharpens any kitchen knife, paring knife, carving knife, bread knife or shears and 
scissors m ten seconds. Agents are taking orders at every house— .firing for rath shipments. Write 
today for this opportunity to make $10 to $20 every day, over 



$300 Per Month 

i ia llttla machine U a mechanical masterpiece. A 
I caoose l(. Jnst put knile in slot— tnm crank— 
ds i tfiO i n iy — draws blade to keen, sharp, per- 
■L lutine edge mt co rrec t benl for <U> ate. 
lathing to adjust— nothing to chance, nothing to 
r out or get oat of order mBttm t» 
Mil last for years. Once they see It and ass it. 



velope Id my former dollar-a-day job." 
dollar-a-day class. Get tt>'» position, wh=ra jimuu iuu 

the first day. - ■ ■ - ■ 

No Experience Required 

Just take one of the machines to any house and show 
It— give a ten-second demonstration noon the dullest 
in the house; tb* ort« b rm rlgM oo tee ^»«; h- 



mmply sells itself; 



or Mend. They tell others; yonr.pio 
. multiply. Leayoonohnndredonti 
Collect tbo cash for every one oE th 



double ana 
over night* 1 

j is so easy to operate, no explanations or instrac- 
| Hons are necessary. Secure your county now; free. 
' Get started' ri£; b.t now uod 

Make as Much Money 
Next Week as These 
; Men are Making Now 

J.C.Lewis, of Kncsas.JflySi 



Make«70NextWeek 

bi^rao oey if yoa wiUjost f ol low 

■st^gSa. Baaiaaaa atxppHaa 
capital. Exclusive protection, 
co-operation and assistance. 
Failure Impossible. Nothing to 
risk. Saccesa assured. 

btf tsiineitlrts and every woman 
Is anxious to see it work— then she would 
not do without it. No talking necessary. 



"1 bavo aold two 

Hall, of N. J., says: "I "think It is great. I 
sold six in about one-half honr. The machine Is. 

B ralchtyflneproposiuon. latwi * 

sAstlaaSfidsgr^- 



of Pa,, writes: ' 



' Peter Comtland, < 



your nbarwwr ar — . 

abep. I eronnd b la .boars, and J Jfpt Mj Crdoefoe WCg 

■VnaiftaaH IIHUmKchtog. Tk* w J al u a M iakla to iimvb ■er t a 

sjiiplorwl™!Sanirila,. Sold tent 
> tforeslWebb.ot 



Mich., 



. rrornjai.aa.-H. Titi-.tr. ° 



b Send for application blank ani 
piste Information today— Ire*. 1 
£te. Cat tW proof. Don't delay. * 
poatal card or letter rjjrht o. " 



Quick-" 
edge 



You can make this money. Send now. 
Territory free. Get busy. 

WRITE TODAY 

5 Quichedge Sharpener Co. 



ir wUcb be will to to Jem? Cltr, 



LAURELS TO DAVIS 



VICTORIA ATTRACTIONS 

HfW Tick, Feh. Ml— Harry Witt Is lnrll( 
Dotting undone to-plaec the vlttortr. Attraction, 
among tbc leaders ot rimlraldom- Amonr; tbr> 

Mm, "bo., (o.- lb. pi« .16" jeore, M no- 
o™f n ll r ™*irirf lb, .bo- Itmpr. *e ;i.ta'a 

ouldo bin preTlana performnnceB In armistDa 
nrw mil norel MwMc yltt^ Mi «M|maM 



toe mat. ItTtDI tbo aqfflmct a rlrar rttw o{ 
eicrjlbloa Hun inunplrm upon Ibe ntf. ^"T 
are auo asi ng rrjerr rd km a ucininu. 

WiniKB T. HeHUIj ha. pl.rrf (bo onlr t-nr- 
IB csrSuKtT^m* tall r *e% 'plitloa bia llH 
Trtileli bo d«m> ce^jF.rr lo xllbboU rnU 



The Billboard 



24, m. 



WELCOME 
TO OUR 
CITY 

visiting showmen and rep- 
resentatives of the outdour 
show world. We take this 
to 



you,c 



AN INVITATION 

to visit us while 
in Chicago. 

THE URGES! EXCLUSIVE TICKET 



MILLIONS 

AND 

MILLIONS 



of ARCUS tickets are used 
annually by Circuses, Car- 
nivals, Theatres and amuse- 
ment enterprises through- 
out America. Twenty 
years' experience at your 



ARCUS tickets *" 45,(1 * eme "* 




buyer who 

ARCDS b ^ in Duality «t the low- 
est possible 

ARCUS 



ticket!, coupon tick- 
ets, book tickets end an ample supply 
of miscellaneous are kept in stock at 



YOUR PATRONAGE 
SOLICITED 

633 to 641 Plymouth Court 

B.npbe»H«Tim[™ CHICAGO, ILL 



GREAT WORTH A M SHOWS 
Opening Date Sot fer Marsh I it CI 




Amat. me MM! 
ST fiawtowatki 

ley vm; Ma— ■ 



THE BEDOUIN 



WILL SELL SOME STOCK OR 
TAKE PARTNER SHOW 



a manufacturer, is 



B route. Building 2 s 



e. All 4 of Iheae features s 



porate for »15,000. Have *S,0CO in stock to sell, with _ 

amount over *SO0. Will take partner 50-30. for 15,000. Don't wan to write 
or wire; coma and investigate the best propositi en ever offered. Can show 
you contracts and photo after photo showing turnaway crowds one of my 
new shows has drawn. This will net be an ordinary Carnival with old shows 
that everyone has aeen. Hew shews — new facts — and run by a successful 

FG. CO., MUSCATINE. IOWA. 




Sales Scheme 

Operators. 
Premium Users, 
Advertisers! 

PHOTO-HANDLE KNOTS 

OUR NEW 

No. 15 Assortment 



CANTON CUTLERY CO. 

Dept. II, - Cinton, Ohio. 



WANTED 

WILLARD'S GREATER SHOWS 

SHOWS, RIDES AND CONCESSIONS, EIGHT- 
PIECE BAND, FREE ACTS 

Want Two or Three- Abreast Jumping Horse Carry-Us-All, Eli Ferris 
Wheel and the following shows: Dog and Pony, real Ten-in-One 
with live freaks and one act to feature, Athletic Show (Roger Fur- 
guson, write), Plantation, good '49 Show and any other shows that 
do not conflict. Have a few outfits to furnish to real shows. All 
concessions open. Have our own train. This show will open in 
Toledo, Ohio, May 1st, Saturday, with eight days to follow. Have 
already ten live weeks booked under real auspices. Not the big- 
gest, but among iho ^jest. A show run by showmen and on strictly 
business principles, Furguson, Fred Lewis, Rich Freemont, Frank 
Meeker, write. Exchislvea on all concessions. Address 

WILLARD'S GREATER SHOWS, Toledo, Ohio. 



WANTED 



Brown and McGeary Shows 



3fi*"3*¥ "t I"*"" AjST AT 1 0 SCH^S' 

"IV'ii-r,,l ,1. , ■ ■ , ■ 



N. RANDLES AMUSEMENT CO. WANTS & 

s. Shows, Concessions, ail or eight-piece Band, Free Act, good Agent, Prn- 
i, Contest Men. Open in Camden, K. I., April 30th. Address 

B. RAHDIB3, 603 Market St, Camden, rT.Jj. 



1HL BIHBOABD IB THE "KINS SEE' 1 IS THl AMUHHsMT WCSU). 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



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31 



6 



BRACKMAN-WEILER CO. 



EVANS' 
Chubby Babies 

The Dolls that have stood the 
test of time. 

BEARS, with and without Elec- 
tric Eyes. 

CANDY— Evans' dainty sweets. 
Full pounds - all chocolates. All 
orders shipped same day received. 

H. C. EVANS i CO. 
75 W. Vtn Bnren St., Chicago, PL 



LABOVTEAUX AMUSEMENT CO. 



r. Witt rw'lie colored perton 



MARSH Fl ELD BROS.' SHOWS 



i> rs on eld ^ ^oon^i^ t'edif r war;, jliai ^jwo 



v^' ; ' If* ;:i 



|f, F.WEUERJCO.'T^IpS.'pJ 



" Til SUgMM. UJI U» ». I 



BronVa loteraslloittl Sdovb: Ounce 1 



Tb w5Vtoipj Stem: Et faro, ! 




Wetfl" 1MIHI Co.; Xenli, o,, April M. 




Big Rewards 

For Theatre Managers 

Y*»*f S 600 to $3120 per year 
x CB " is the record of the fa- 
moos Butter-Kist Pop Com Machine in extra profits for 
hundreds of theatres, stores, stands and concessions. 
Crowds coma from all directions to buy delicious Buttor-Klet 
Pop. Corn. cracklinfr, white and taasty-flavored. Mad b only by 
tbe (among Batter- Sist Machine. 

BUTTER-KIST 

POP CORN— TOASTY FLA VOR 



BnZZuZ&tmml 'TTie Little Gold Mine"— FREE 

Pay From Your Profits SSSsSSSS^XiSS^ 

A mall cUh nfiDeat lie Butler-Elst HOLCOMB & HOKE MFG. CO. 

PopCarnM^h^^briAtiajia.tM^olriir.,-:,. 



This Brings Profit Book FREE 



J HOLCOMB A HOKE MFC. CO., S57-S73 Vn Ban SL. ItaSMMjMfc hi. 



I 



LAST CALL FOR SECOND CHRISTMAS WEEK 

Commencing ..Saturday, March 3-T Big Daya and 
Nights — Including 2 Saturdays 

Firemen's Carnival .K^Thomson, Ga. 

If yon miss it yon miss your bankroll to start North with. Foot big ones to follow 
Thomson, direct flora. 

Gapt. Lamp Shows and Cleie LaRue's Wild West Combined 

WANT, for this one and bilanea of tbs season, Ten-in-One or any other good 
money-getting Shows. You must write or wire quick If yon want to get placed. 
Concessions come on. No X except Candy Race Track. 

P. S. — All Concessions mast send in one week's Concession Bent in advance 
if they want a location for this one. Wire or write 

CAPT. LATLIP, General Manager, Thomson, Ga. 



16 GRINDERS WANTED— 16 

^CONCESSIONAIRES™ 

—FOR GRIND STORES 

C. A. WORTHAM SHOW 



(The Battle of Flowers), San Antonio. W. E. Collins, Fl 
eon. Whitey Hall, Iiay, Baldy Everett, Ed. Walsh, Peggy 
8mith.|WRlTE. Address J. L. RAM M IE, San Ar 



.MM IE. San Antonio. Taaaa, 
CaraC. A. WORTHAM SHCW. 



JNATIOHAL EXPOSITION SHOWS WANTS 



WIHTED TO BITT^^^^"™°~' "I 



THt S1U.SSAHD IS THE "KINS SEC- 1H THE' At 



32 



The Billboard 



EXHIBIT OF 



The world Is a funny. 

' " or bu.lness-some 
can lie and chaat and 
get by with it <tor a 
while), but the honest. 




Hie Chine) Ml|. Co.,'1 



"DICKMAN" 

SHOOTING 
GALLERIES 



Best on earth. 
Prices right- 
Send fo 



"rpV^n?*^ JohnT.Ditkman Co. 



IT MEETS AT HOTEL SHERMAN, CHICAGO, 
FEBRUARY 20-22 



re quite a number of showmen that own railroad c 
ned the Car-Owning Managers' Association. 
3f these should happen to be in Chicago Februar: 
are urged to drop around to the Hotel Sherman 
:iik of the organization. 

wilt only devote a single hour to the proceedings t 



It this getting ready to fight t] 
il and grim determination of 'I 
.... Donaldson it baa been pushed and shovi 
ahead until now at last the organization li 
accomplishments. . ' ' _ 

President Donaldson has worked hard. He has worked under 
many disadvantages. He has overcome obstacles that would have dis- 
mayed many less dauntless men. , 

And yet he is so hlg. so disinterested, so unselfish, that Just as he 
is. position where he can reach out and pluck the credit and 



* down and writes t 

n not yon induce) same of the larger showmen to Join with us? 

"il front to lite enemy. Perhaps 




DRUMMERS— 



FOR SALE 



MAILING LISTS 

AM^CLmiFICATIOH_ 

TRADE CIRCULAR ADDRESSING CO. 



| Cook Chop Su^r At Hane^Tfie Grauine Way 



h Hi Market far a "WMp" 



A CODSdcn;i>l Op t" I Of Rural 
Hull lbs bin inlarr ><<is. 'il- loo 
cnllwiur 11 sbrood Id 111* Inn J. 

W. A. Suite KUm »M MS ms-hlnnj inirk- 
jog o-erltmo^iid 1=110 oil KH .-ii.jj,™ In roll 



"on ( "7 d»y» tb^Noijnsilfl.MMs II 



il W illis, or ibe T. & ■ 



■ it iiro|icil) h 5 i j,!i,-.|. 

:r. efaTr. a b. nb<,«. 



k EMIL R. HOrTkUim S SON 



[.BflCKUl.JR-. 
t SONS' 



> BALLOONS 
Any style or slie, lowest 
prices. Write now- Puy 
before your show calls you 



SNAKE SHOWS ; 



DOLLS, BEARS, BLANKETS 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Billboard 



down m ^ l "'" Q b d '" 1 ^ I 'S,' 25J 

I 



.a-,; bk s.r.ir,s.'"S 



r, 1. ■ U. 11, e.Uer » 



&*2! ^l",'" 32*1 



■"y'Morrnrr. Ed Flhbrr. Col. rimer, 
rlt Ttirmb, Fnol Connelly. Sag Kane 



■ jtewt op «> pot- 



sSVSVI (UK 

ft gjJB.-5r.jras STS. S» 

■gd in. nr.™ [<* OtBWI. too. 
Bernle Bmncktrr; of I be Pol.c* 
f'»i>a**™ lB E»"2 ,r i "If* "g 




BTa r I £2 rt ' tuBu ™* dmtjtpl two ioth n chum 

i^SFk y 0 ""* tat * *" ™ a *?■ 

■1 end Andr LotwSoo fonsst • 
■ ! P'luiui Cltr! 
Si A r.u] pl.T.d Al.ai™, FB I 
II IkjlT boniht (DC •pimni 
When boh Ceml! .""."fiftor»a LmlUlul 
wS ™ c* Krtlw™ remote? tb» Chink no- 




ARE YOU A POLAR BEAR? 

If «o, yon em afford to go to sleep during the winter months and live on the fat that yon »ecnmnl»ted. 
However, if you are a good, lire, wide-awake hustler, it is up to you t a make every month, every 
week, every day count. . ■ >''- 

''Consult THE SHURE WINNER CATALOGUE 

and you will I earn how to make money. Ton don't have to wait until the thermometer is again 90 
in the shade. You can do it now. 

That compendium of low price, big value merchandise, .will enow yon the way, and tell you ■ 
where to buy 

WATCHES JEWELRY 



N. SHURE CO. 




(THE WHOLE BUILDING) 



CHICAGO, I 



MUIR'S ROUND PILLOWS 

"THE BIGGEST FLASH YOU EVER SAW" 




CONCESSIONAIRES AND WHEELMEN 



tHCY 1.ET THE PL*r. ir Iba doo-i i<l IT lor lillt .lllta il. 



MUIR ART CO., 



W Miiiton itrtit, CHIOflOO, ILL 



CANDY FOR CONCESSIONAIRES 

BIG FLASHY BOXES. MUCH LARGER THAN ORDINARY PACKAGE. 



BUY 
FROM 

THE 

M'F'B 



WITTV SCHMITT a CO., 



SAVE 
I JOBBER'S 
PROFIT 

o Rood that yon get repeat 
led same day receive J. 

CHICAGO. ILL. 




ALLAN HERSCHELL CO., INC. 

CARROUSELS 



Clear platforms, all parts InteiT.hinge- 
ahle, wired for electric light, good music. 



When Clarnirt filled to Oil 1 dlteT 
Wh, p Dc C z,,„ r wobM , c „ mmM ,,. 
"■hen Froo. Hetrt b.d , 9E of tho 



jJUVlWD Jim l-,I„. r ..„, |M ta|a ptlTlttfV CUT I 

ig&VtSMSt* Srffl. . 
™S,Y " """ ~ ""- " ™ 




CONCESSION 
FRAME TENTS], 
HOODS M 

a-SOSLr 3 * ™ ™«-™ stik 

TUCKER DUCK &, RUBBER CO. 

M.nufaaturapa, FORT SMITH, ARK.. U. S. A. 



$2.00 Per Pair 



D. VINE 4. CO.. 



ert Work Guaranteed 

fe'SaS.'K 

SWANTOH, OHIO. 



CARDS 



people If be Li ■nrronnded bj > — 
nix, muuecrt. end rat oot till rough ■inft. 



bo j* amp la. end el. mid to enjoy H 
b*» le ■Jwhjn 



•U1 

Earl Leech In 



K v, ol" Wejjmer^ the^ ^*fj ,el ^ 1°w of Sillnt. 

r mum IM irornut the 
"ith J *ih'e 1 *5^ J lTl« 



Ftitunag: the Udo tbai rlitra ho^p^-^ach 1 Piip^a 



FEBRUARY 24. 1917. 



The Billboard 



HERE'S AN 

OPENER' 



COMPLETE OUTFIT 

$1.50 <* ca 

Compare this price with others 



DESCRIPTION OF OUTFIT 
Attention White Stone Workers 
$3.50 GROSS 



CHICAGO. I t 1 . 




Papermen Papermen Papermen 

S.I2Hi25_* E!EE!S a !L??Swk.c nr. _^ew_mtico, couwado. wtomkc. hostiha. mitro. 



COMPTON BROTH EfS" AGENCY, Fln dlay, Ohio. 
SHAMROCKS — An Hess Usted Are In Slock, Ready (v SHpent Cefe Witt Onler 




f WANT 200 SALES AGENTS 

/ AT $1,200 TO $3,600 A YEAR * 

and Compress Washing Machine to every borne 





Makf! $21 Next Saturday 

That's what Ralph Cappa, of Florida, did the first Saturday 
he worked. Another one of my money rnakine men, T. L. 
"—nkmnn, of Gainesville, Ga., put oat 86 



Business supplies the txpitaL Nothing; 
to stand in your vray. Ton can do 
what others am now doinj every /&/ C<f Bfl 
day — Yon can make this money. /w VI* W V 
I will help you as I helped G. jM^y I *EUJNe 

W. Hickman, of Georgia, /Mf * "lee 

to make $10.00 the first .„„ 

ItSBrstlhMfxl- ..' ,> ' 




INVESTIGATE 

Bend for mmoltl* larormif 
Uai IQdJT^^lJanl ill sboat 

tonakti ewsiit. No'wsitin" 
anaauaa; Tfaa price of onlv 
ntta > so* u et.rrtioQje cwa 'sssf aaTaawia7ea» aaSia EC' IS 

No Charge for Territory- ^«***Smss: 
Mail Application Today 



READY FOR YOU 

SINGER. BRO S 

CUtTAUta B-V- al lOWtd, NEW VOKK. K. 1, 





Si d .00 A DAY— EASY 



■ 'SMMDV. WITH CARVING SET . WITHOUT GABVtiJQ 5 ST 

""A'JSoFif "on vou. 1 '* 1 I jsTpBofiT roil HSt" 1 
Special Offer, To Billboard Xxtoz. Grab It. 



eta Jin r-tinc«. an. I 



BnoBEflL . e»»gaWriNc* a 



36 



The Billboard 



FEtfR U A R Y 1 24, 




talr in ttie SUte. wbo regretted 
■> »HeM >i>d plwjM ■' '-- 



K™<if™ b I.ldreJU " 



MM tbr bait oo tie BellUontfllli of A«i 

lilte Bevelntl. bj I. 11. Ajbler, of VlldMI 

Dtatrfct. CoontJ icd Stste Fslra. bi Hire! I 
KoOetl, ol Kirai. and P. A. Fealtnore. ol Ami 

'f^DBbH*™ £d p "il"™ 1 "*' * T ^ aSZLjt"** 

BtrrtOtnt of tie Afferent department. mflJO 

^""^/fOTaa'tMt'inT miUs In Otorf_ 
TbraogDout tbe entire meeting it w.. e.lde 



5o°"tO°« 0 «i , B/tM rl "l 



r-ihMC&ri 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1 



nsmrs ns£ 

aaS. , «-as , «.4'«uf.SJiai 




EiteU, Waterloo Purr blow, ind Airlcoltare 
end lu JteUtion to ruin, Iri lr A, A, Biuwr. 
Conntr Arent, Cedir Pills. Mibt Benlon: 



WILL HOLD ANNUAL MEETING 



rooTid- table ^dlMDenioD will be engaged In br tbe 
dltka^btKwnlM annl ■Uw by ttn kid-' 



DR. HOLAD AY ^ BAND 

A SUPERB CONCERT BAND 

—GRAND OPERA ARTISTS— 



—POPULAR SINGERS- 



available FOR FAIRS, EXPOSITIONS AND PARKS. 

Addrae DR. H E . EQUDAY, ' . 
La Smile Hotel, Chicago. Shu Wert Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 



WANTED -FREE ACTS 



Appearanc 

fete. Sept. 3-8, inclusive. ___ 

Address C. R. MILLER, Pmidtnt, Kinkikec, III. 



iBt be guaranteed. 
INTERSTATE FAIR. 



BIPLANE FOR SALE - 



—CHICAGO, K.L.- 



111 W. MONROE ST. 



T R I • 8T ATE FAIR CIRCUIT 

o" ESL^i^ ™ lotf '^ii F^ ^£5 

Li W t. ^'^ib^'^T.^^B^^^itkborL?'!!, 



I wruib* pS^Blfc K/ti IrenT ' 0 
Ditto of tbe dir. la tbe. drcDJ 



in .■.Vi- 
ne 



DEL-MAR- VI A FA IR CIRCUIT '. 

Silfaoory. MA.. Feb. 16.-Tte nent •=noj 
feting of (in DeMlar-Vli F.lr and Bldn 
resit -r- ailed to ontcr bj B. I Wild I 



dllej IMlaueil: Cbeaiertown. lid., JoIt 24X7: 
v.; n I; neimu Citj. 
Jld.. Anioll T-10, Decided ton bold ouciIidt: 
SallfMlT. Md., A«lil 14-1T: Cambrid E e. HO.. 
Aoriurt Zl-lt. and Wilmlojton. Del., September 

FORM OREG ON FA IR C1RCIUT 
^BnWMT.^Wjj^Ttk 15, — A ^ wl 1 UK n a I belli 



FAIR SECRETARIES!!! 



-ATTENTION- 



1. Ton know one of lis greatest principles In making up a. concrete foun- 
dation lor PAIR advertising and general publicity Is the FREE ATTRACTIONS 
that you propose to show. ^Thta subject should be considered thoroughly and 



2. We take this opportunity of In- 
troducing ourselves to you with our 
FREE ACT. and ask that we have 
consideration for 



feature and 



EXPLOSIVE BOMBS, handled 
ttnealhr. and with experienced hands. 
The principles of our work are out- 
lined in the program suggested below. 

3. FOR DAT PROGRAM. We will 
offer the demonstration and accuracy 
of an observer dropping bombs from 
aeroplane on. and actually burning up, 
either a minia ture especially painted 
canvas BATTLESHIP or FORT. RaCr 
Ing aeroplane with automoMJa. Fnnrv 
dying, possibly carrying s 



■ a s a p assenger, and tea- 
5 RUTUEteGE in her sen- 



hundreds of feet In the air. 

"ALL IN FRONT OF TOUR GRAND 
STAND." 

4. NIGHT PROGRAM. The noted 
sensational night fllgbta with fire- 
works. Again featuring MISS RUT- 
LEDGE jumping from the flaming 
aeroplane covered- with fireworks, 
under a, light tested to SIXTEEN 
THOUSAND candle powei 
meat she leaps from the illuminated 
aeroplane It will make a head dive 
and execute a corkscrew loop around 
her as she floats back «o earth In her 
big white ■" 



also be illuminated with fireworks. 

5. It Is positively — 
thrilling and sensatl 



>n» of the most 



sale this can be 




_ ible prices, and om 
be accomplished successfully 
only after Inexhaustible arui expensive 
-xperlments to make lc practicable, 
a. A feature of this class corn- 



head lines. Makes your adver- 
tising and publicity Interesting read- 
ing, and everybody knows that inter- 
esting reading about your fair will 
create a stronger desire to see It. 
Circus street parades and free attrac- 
tion* are positive reminders that com- 
mand your attention and you know 
that the big show that has been so 
well advertised is In town. Tour fret 
attractions are your best street carade 
to lead people to the big SHOW. And 



r town, will 



7. Thh) 'is our first and possibly 



eonal references for reliability and fOI- 
miment of all contracts In the exhlDlr 
tlon flying game for the past an 
years. Our positive GUARANTEE 
Will be "NO FLIGHTS NO PAT." „ 



Maroney ft 



ft Rutledeo 

CHICAGO, ILL 
Bet It, lotU^WMk, 



FEBRUARY M, 1S17. 



The Billboard 



37 




BAXTER ADAMS 

WORLD'S GREATEST AVIATOR 

Will Introduce His Newest Sensational 
Feature Offering for the 
Season of 1917. 

HE WILL LOOP, FLY UPSIDE-DOWN, MAKE DIPS AND DO HIS OTHER UNUSUAL 
FLYING STUNTS 

WITHIN 400 FEET OF THE GROUND 

AND IF SO DESIRED HE WILL PERFORM ALL OF HIS UNUSUAL FANCY FLYING 

STUNTS 

WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF THE GROUND 

A FEAT that has NEVER BEEN PERFORMED OR ATTEMPTED BY ANY OTHER 

AVIATOR. 

Time is filling fast, so get busy and contract THE ONE BEST and newest aviation 
offering of the year. For open time, terms, etc, address 

EDWARD MARSH, MGR., FAIR DEPT., 

WESTERN VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS* ASSOCIATION 

MAJESTIC THEATRE BUILDING, CHICAGO. . 



THREE-COUNTY FAIR 
* Hold in CM City, Mich, Next 



AKOUN COMING OVER 



1 Ripwltioo In F 



AWAY CLAIMS 



"> ei'rH? J i" , miiiBli' """" — -— 
NJj^d^nnoB from *vtrj on* who ongiBed li 



CALIFORNIA FRANK'S WILD WEST 

...AND... 

PIONEER DAY SPECTACLE 



—FEATURING — 

MISS HEINE HAFLEY I Miss PAULINE LORENZE 



MISS MA) 

World's G 



H A GREAT AGGREGATION OF 

Cow Boys, Cow Girls, Indians and I 

Cow Boy Band 
Beautiful High School Horses, High Jumping 
Horses, Bucking Bronchos, Bucking Steers, 
Bucking Mules, Etc. 

300 Feet Special Scenery 

WANTED — Cow Girls, Brook Riders, Ropers, Trick 
Riders and Straight Riders (Lopes Sisters and Perry Sis- 
ters, write) ; also Clowns and Wild West Comedians, Men 
and Women; a competent Man to make openings, Grind- 
ers and Talkers. Will buy Bueking Horses, Saddle 
Horses, Yoke Oxen, Stage Coach and Schooner Wagons. 

Opens Riverview Park, Chicago, May 16-17 

Some open time for Fairs. Secretaries, address H. W. WRIGHT, 
General Representative, Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago. Band 
Men, BURNS McMILLIAN, Urmey Hotel, Miami, Pla. All 
others, 

COL C. F. HAFLEY imm Frank., Strata, III. 



THE BILLBOARD IS THE "KINO BEE" IN THE AMUSEMENT WOULD. 



SECRET ARY FULLER 
■ in Securing a Public Defender 

I to alempEiLs -fnini Vaalirllle trbere be lih 
■ofrLoff a. n taienibrr of tbo Slate LegW- 
flod rtporla that he. n-ltb tbe ro4pvntlon 

Wag paned *>r the EcRlvlalnre B Public 
aor itt. irblcti losoics rot Ehclbj Cooolj ■ 



Mempbli luxe Joat coirj. 



FAIR DATES CHANGED 



ROSS AND KENT IN NEW YORK 

New Torkj^b, jPwg^ 



Toronto. Tbr, eipect to rotorii to *TW Tort 



38 The Billboard februarym.,)*,. 


A HEARTY WELCOME TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS EXTENDED TO ALL 

FAIR MANAGERS AND SHOWMEN 

BV THE : 

UNITED FAIRS BOOKING ASSOCIATION 

302, 303, 304 and 305 SCHILLER BUILDING 


FAIR ACTS NOTES 

ttiS tfo^°H' w'!U L 'iSlD"«Ji ! nT"ii"^°"iif M 
aJg'Se T""*TiiT Sinn* JimiT "7 

Tbt Zat Zaiaa are MB Id T**na t*Hm "JJJ 




PARK NEWS 




WHITE CITY WILL OPEN 

•^roien! 'l™oalit*lbe P"^" ial 1 "! pnSafHi™ 
aaal^a *SL£ff ^aWMNTT? tE?\££ 


■tin Skating Uaclu an pbulog Ui rtnfa, in 
tb<i Kwinwnt. 


THE PORTABLE WHIP 

la the biggest and best Amusement Ride on the road It is han- 
1 died with less effort and in a shorter time than any three abreast 
Carousell. "THE WHIP" is a strict Monday Nighter. Built ex- 
clusively by W. F. MANGELS CO., Coney Island, N. Y. 


, L«y.- ;.t n:.i:,. C^ijtrHtM- 

Ino pmnf* Coo^er>iooai™ |m been miilui 

^ifcjSU MlMtaal t» 'to be^lTJbU ae.™ 
to (be bll Srralb tot animal lo U'bllc rilj. 

MANAGER COR OR AY GOES EAST 
m»a£<T B gi Sjatt PoruiJ?? t^at^aSoa^ 

.10. Tb! 0a>. i« ™ of Iba a».t^^br*ntl(n! 
ilea M^pora.^aa- M owo^.peola. t alne. wbjrb 

Clear Lai*. la.. Ft*. H— Bnl^fl^Affl™; 
L« £e. wJU 'oitB^talo 1 jjtti^aff ^ laVlB 

Nhaaa aaal 'aulanlo^ t£. ^jjjf fat^ffr 


iD-tbt tronpa direct front tlx Sanaa of Anbl*. 

-■ Tbc fit. AlZntta, Bill*- ami Edu, will £■} filtb 

Binj- rer-elreil rut ermtratra last week. 

. Tbe IJa|.pj- Harrlatm act la at Dearer cbla 

TOO 0™ catalogue fnr toe Co-OperaUir Fair 
WjSa^hwi aajt Df^tfce^prlnliDB^BIce for a 

■BATTLE. OF SUMMIT SPRINGS 

McSej 1 pj^f" ^Jj"",, F |«il-t! 5 '~^SI I * , c *' 


JOHN ROBINSON'S 

ELEPHANTS 

Now en route in Cuba will return to the 
United States and be ready for Summer 
Engagements starting Decoration Day. > 
] Parks wanting a BIG Opening Attraction 
can secure this act by addressing 

JOHN G. ROBINSON 

801 Mitchell Ave. - - Cincinnati, Ohio. 


lap froa a» M 300 itm-Ip. ™ir.,r,p.i aj i tr 






X If you want one of the few remaining locations avail- • 
1 able for the 1917 season. New, Novel and Unique 1 
1 Games — Snappy, Spectacular and Novel Shows — 1 
1 always get big money at 

1 AMERICA'S BIGGEST AND BEST AMUSEMENT PARK j 

V— RIVERVIEW, CHICAGO-—*' 


"RIDE OWNERS" 

Him Bids. Fa* salubi «!«.' Frbea aad work 
F_. L. ANDERSON, 


SILVER LAKE PARK NOT S0LP 

SIlTer Lake Par*. «t Conlwta F «l*v "i °" 
doi M -old lo Hit "Porlati CMMI CM^> 

and 11 S II™ lotaothm of IM Hllr.r L-ae rmli 
rcanralBJ'. of wlilrli Wm. IL L»J« la -^•"■f 
ari insa.urer. la I III II a»M«l»« IbL. wrlj 

raiaSlSaBSjW». aVsTTF^rj »«ijp »«Jaae* 


AT LIBERTY 
For Show Boat 

LICENSED llASTtK^oF^STtAll «EUM »«* 


WANTED FCRBAYVIEW PARK, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N. J 

Novelty Shorn, aire considered. Addrees ' G. W. APGAR. Mgr., 

Room 30, S Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Phone, 7281 Main 


paw'i'aaitiF 'eaalrTi '%1 ?i TTSw Hit/"™ 
In Oka our • la-i-e pnrilni, at our frm*-?- 
«gj& nat »» •* li. k^rUeai am itiBtMjr.- 
and nol ar«n,if,l aa a public ra^t. tlnwe'fr.- 
16e« la mlMi, dcBnlle iivaTrrlair ,h ^ I| n, °'*, 


Fair Secretaries in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia 


for sale— mm rerr^aDE wju 


ERECTING LIGHT TOWERS 
R.™ ret MM ItWW M 


FOR SALE 

jiibbor Ult a1r*>ttana boltloetti: m-hkci 

^ VENDING MACHINES ^_ 

2™ wSitol" ^|SaL^|rScft{^R.yM^S£ 


lA/fl KITCTt high cuss fbfe acts concessions 

, r 7T, „ PaT SH0WS ' MIDW " ? 08 CARNIVAL CO 


PLEASE MENTION THE BILLBOARD WHEN ANSWER1NC AOS 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. " 



The Billboard 



3i> 



FEATURE OF ALL FEATURES "i^S,. 



THE RUSH, ROAR AND RUMBLE OF BATTLE— 50,000 SHOTS A MINUTE 



Biggest Drawing 
Card Since the 

Aeroplane. 
A War Order 
Canceled 
Enabled Me 
To Secure 
This Tank, 
Which Will 
Be Remodeled 
and 
Made 
Practical 
for 

Exhibition 
Purposes. 




Length 

Over All, 30 Ft. 



2 2-ln. Guns 
and 

6 Machine Guns. 
Weight, 
40,000 Lbs. 
No Other 
Engine of 



Has 
Had 
Half 
the 

Publicity. 



^- A REAL BRITISH FIGHTING TANK 

RICE'S WATER CIRCUS 



The Last Word In Water Athletics. 



(30 MINUTES TO 2-HOUR SHOW) 



Presenting .Everything That Can Be Done In Water. 



rPATIIPINr Submarine With Working Machine Gun. The Boat Bis- 

T tn I UniRU charges a Real Whitehead Torpedo. Crew of Three Msn. 

CAN BE HANDLED ONE-DAY STANDS. 

RICE'S SUBMARINE GIRLS 

DIVING VENUSES 
MARINE MARVELS 

Presenting the Greatest Underwater Feats 

FEATURING 

THE NEW DIVING HOODS 
THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE 



AT LIBERTY FOR PARKS OR CIRCUS. 

SOMETHING NEW UNDER WATER 

LUCILE 

ANDERSON 

Presenting 

k fuu 5-Miniite act 

under the surf see, con- 
cluding her great axhl- 
bition of endurance 
with the 




SPECIAL PAPER, 



Great Chest Escape 

"THE SUBMARINE MYSTERY" 
ALL SIZES. CUTS AHD PRESS 



LEVITT-TAXI ER SHOWS 



MATTER FOR EVERY ACT 



WANTED 



FOR 



W.H.RICE SHOWS 



WANTED 



FOR 



Will 

EDDIE 



May 26th With a Real I 

7 WEEKS DF A-l FAIRS AND HE BEST I 

AND BOB CAUVENAU-GH, 



; in a Real City 

OF JULY BET IN AMERICA 
W. H. RICE, Inc., 



CHICAGO, ILL. 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY air «17. 




LARGE CROWDS SEE 

SKATING CARNIVAL 

Held on the Ice at Newburg, 
. N. Y. — Elfi-ieda MacMUlan 
■ a Feature— Elsie Muller 
Wins Event 



Btt.ir._v. i. c.. act: c*..rs- iit^nm. : 



SW5 



-OiiLa Bradborr. 11* 



rick awner. attlca for Inform.- 
!L iita r. (wait li^. He 



ROLLERS AND RUNNERS 



RINK MANAGERS 

BILLY CARPENTER 




printed tar Mb trip Sonlu iM WM. 




Superior Band Organs 

Bu in by Experts, for 

Rinks. Caroussels, Etc. 

Played by Weatherproof, Long Tune, Spooled 
Music Soils. Ruse u h It Price, Et-J Tarn 
ORGANS FOR REPAIRS STORED FREE 
Low estimate on repairs and quick delivery. 
Satisfaction Guaranteed. 
WRITE TO-DAY FOR CSTJLOG, ETC 

North TonawanrJa Muslal Instrument Works 



'CHICAGO" ROLLER SKATES 



TRY THEM 



CHICAGO 
ROLLER SKATE 
COMPANY 



CHICAGO, ILL. 



FOR SALE 



_ Hons 
Toboggan 

made by 

Mangels Co.; one Three-Abreast, made by Dentzel Co. Slightly used, in per- 
fect condition for Park purposes. Can be seen in operation ' New-York City 
Also Tip Top Riding Device, made by Mangels of Coney Island. 

FOR PARTICULARS ADDRESS 

BERNI ORGAN CO., 216 W. 20th St, New York. 



WANTED. EXHIBITION SKATERS (ICE) 

Forlong theatrical season. Forty solid weeks' booking. Week 
stands. Two.shows dailv. Open in August. Address GEO 
F. BELFRAGE, Mgr. Hip, Hip, Hooray Girls Co., week of 
Feb. 26, Grand Theatre, Hartford, Ct.; March 5, Jacques 
Opera House, Waterbury, Ct., or Columbia Theatre Bldg., 
47th and Broadway, N. Y. C. 



T ^flnjlsitm pral-lna the jqotQI 



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IF YOU CAN NOT FIND 
THE BILLBOARD 

At the Bomtiud send us your name, the name of the dealer 
and 35 rente. We will lend you The Billboard tor ran WEEKS. 

ONE MONTH FOR 35 CENTS 



This Coupoa is good for Canari 



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in the CLASSIFIED SECTION inserted 



NO LIMIT TO NUMBER OF WORDS FOR PAID ADS. 

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-FREE- 



of an acceptable 

Hi iui Classified Columns. Open to a 
the show business. If answer a are n 



CONDITIONS 

will ba Inserted without charge 



Imposing on us by using the columns more thun one time. 

No Free Standing Ads Accepted, Copy Must Be Furnished Each Week, 



c right to edit copy- 

ALL COPY FOR ADS IN THIS DEPARTMENT MUST REACH US BY THURSDAY, 6 P. M. 



Agents and Solicitors Wanted 





AT I.nrt-B TY — W1XM PAST OS All K 
"i la Mt ' HT,d PoBT 8a». conilatlng I 

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MANAGER- SENDS MONEY FOR TICKETS TO 
CHIEF OF POLICE 



I wire dor; to Chief of police, telling him to look party up and 
purchase ticket and get them on. A crook will avoid the Chief, and 
again If a. girl Is under age yau take no chances, as the Chief won't 
let her come — bo I Instruct htm, 

rve tried this very gn.ccesBfD.lly. In. fact, I do It altogether In 



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The Billboard 



FEBRUARY gCW. 



DIRECTORY 



•vaw-s-.s.' — " ~ 

"ADVERTISING NOVELTIES 



AERIAL ADVERTISING 

Bmrf so.tlii nr*. iv.. t::ia cii. 

Situ J. COOJUi:. SHIS JICLS3!I CUV-£ 

Btl t 51st A B 11 ° N * U t? 35 HmJ 
AEROPLANES 



AEROPLAN EXHIBITION FLIGHTS 

| " ALLIGATORS^ 

ALUMINUM FEATHERWEIGHT 
STAGE CURTAIN ROLLERS 
Anatlta Grain. Sprint Carton at-, Pnlla. 
AMUSEMENT DEVICES 

S ? rt.lJS CoT" KoodbooSj. P 'ilL~ G '* t, ' I " > ■ 11 
4!fc^ HeiwBril Co.. Int.. Nortn Tiunmli 

P. ; xSriil f sco "iik: ' x °vr»i« ™* «*!? Coick» 

sifomoro Nov'ollr Ok, 13-'S Sjoainore at.. Cli 
Cnllod Kioto. Tat a incioc Co.. 229 Nort 
DooplalDe* at,. Cnkrafo. HL 

ANIMAL DEALERS 



^ANIMALS, BIRDS AND SNAKES^ 

ANIMALS (Saa Lions! 
Captain Kforw SIHiulre. Sinn Barbara. Ci 

"i&ssr 1,01 -■■ * m B "-" 

ANNOUNCEMENT SLIDES 

au. c... us e. an .... s. v. na 
ARMY AND NAVY AUCTION GOODS 
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS 



ASBESTOS CURTAINS AND PIC- 
TURE BOOTHS 

AUTOMATIC ELEC. ECONOMIZER 

X. Ferrer. SO Cold ot.. Nft York Cltr. 

AUTOMATIC MUSlf AL INSTRU- 



FAF1GES. BANNERS, ETC. 
1»* H™. * Co.. Op,. 11. Hr^rill,, 

BADGES, BUTTONS. ETC. 



BALL THROWING G 



B0.NO MUSIC 
Home. 10S W. Uarilaas 
BANNERS 



A AmlDS Co., 228 | 



"SSJST. 

a£""i. A^WuSlWa?*... 

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B I T8^ AND 8 PURS 



BOWLING ALLEYS 



CIRCUS & JUGGLING APPARATUS 

CIRCUS WAGONS 
Bono »a<on Co.. um Ml*. Mo. 

CIRCUS SEATS 
Bdtr & Lock.ood. nt'v'iiili and WyamJotto ara, 
UdiiwI state* Ton! & AWDlDf Co.. £9 Notts 

CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND YOUNG 
MEN 

Banjer'a. Sub A Nil. tK Mnract. at., SU Fran- 
CLOWN WHITE 



COASTER CARS 
I'DUndalnaln T'Wiu t... ISO Jjut 
COLD CREAM 




Ii you entertain the slightest doubt that adverting 
in this Trades Directory of ours is a 

GREAT BARGAIN 

consider the following carefully: 

At 15 cts. a copy The Billboard costs you on 
the stands per year $ 7.80 

At 25 cts. a line (our regular rate) your ad 

would cost you for 52 weeks $13.00 

Total"$20.80 

Yet we give you both for $10.00. A saving of $10.80. 



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CANES AND WHIPS 



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CHAIRS, GRANt^ STANDS, FOR . 
CHAIRS^PERA^ANO^ FOLDING 

CHEWING GUM MANUFACTURERS 

^^J?"* 1 *' " ™" "^-^"^ F " 
CHOCOLATES FOR P4.CE TRACKS 
Pnrliao Cnncolare Co.. -ni w. Coon Cln- 



Coait Coatnm* Co., 1033 Market IL, Su Fnn- 



EAVES COSTUME CO. 



•■* » Co.. ■ nut v«i .a 



DRUMS (Snsr. and Bin) 

EsTOix BPwrsra set 

D3UMMERS' SUPPLIES 

T^lWarrinteaWBS 

Tli Kloot 1 E J- E CTRIC BELTS 
ELECTRIC INSOLES A INHALERS 



ELECTRIC NOVELTIES 



ELECTRICAL STAGE EFFECTS 

:jiifr-..L F:i, ,-lri* SUR^Uili'llac'Ca.". Mlfw". 

ELK TEETH (Walrui) 

■M Tlllltf Co., 405 Fldil(o ol., Seattle, 

EMBROIDERIES 



COWBOY BOOTMAKER 

ft. BL BUtbanrltk. Dal hart, TO. 

CUTS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS 

DECORATIONS 
Kaapr & Loc-tniy*!. Sevcntn end Wyandotte ata. 
Kuau Cltf. Sic 

DECORATORS, FLOATS, BOOTHS, 
ETC 

Botanical Dooming Co.. 2o9 Wea- Adama at. 



^PIA MC ^D^JE^LRV 



PROGRESSIVE TOY CO. 



a b 11s ■ ° 01 n" racks 
DOLLS 

DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS 



ENGRAVING, HALF-TONES AND 
SHOW PRINTING 

antral Encranac Co, Opara Plaro, Oaelnottl. 
^ ^ EYE^BROW PENCILS 

FACE POWDER 

"stein'coJ'rniti't. Co "'v S" ^"a* 1 ? ?? 
FAIR BOOKING AGENCIES 

FAIR GROUNDS GOODS 
* 1YIH S^f * T ( HE ? |S L * W | E nlif E. r_|_| 
^ FEATURE FILMS 

r FEATURE LEOTim SLIDES^ 
FELT MANUFACTURERS 
FERRIS WHEELS 

FESTOONING 

Maaaa»^Wal A DcforBtlni Co.. 1331 WanaFti 



FILM TITLES. PRINTING, ETC. 
■ U-Ainerlcna Film oerTlct. 113 WW Ml 



M.-lc n.'B.""b. 1 Co.. Hfr.. Fluworki- CUV 
pUra. 108 Wlablulori »(.. Norr Hofllfnt.. 

KSjar* m -"" * s - ***** 



FEBRUARY 24, 1B17. 



. T tl e 81 1 lb oard 



A. L. DUE FIREWORKS CO. 



a FlmrwU Co.. ta.c:i|o. II 



"FIREWORKS DISPLAYS (Only) 
■onn. FlrenorU Co., Writ linen, lodd. 



'/..j^V..!.- Teat * Co.. K» BoaU 

DWUIDH ■[.. CalcefO, "I. 
FORTUNE WRITEH^Inviiibtol 

S. Bo-W. " NTAI ^ pEN8 ■ 

GAMES 
GASOLINE BURNERS 

IT X. Loaf. 173 HI** ».. SilMuDrld, O. 

GLASS DECORATED NOVELTIES 



GLASS NOVELTIES ^Tube ar 



INCANDESCENT LIGHTS 

JjffTJ Electric Co., 537 N. th-orbnrn *t.. CI 
INDIANS AND INDIAN COSTUMES 
VS. IL Bartr*. C..r*n>. S>b. 
INDIANS AND INDIAN MEDICINES 



«. f i r™ J |* EL r RY -. at N T 
JEWELRY 
(Tor &Ua* Vn) 

Ch«. Voohvp A Co.. WO Lumi Ira . SI. Lniila.Ua. 
Hiil.miD 4 Co.. in W. Martian II.. MM 



LEATHER AND ALUMINUM 
nn ^LEATHER NOVELTY GOODS^ 
i( LEATHER PILLOW. TOPS ] 
^^LE-TTERHEAD^ PB^WTHM Q 

LIGHTING PLANTS 

Calierm! Vlolar Co.. Onftknia, Wla. 

LIGHTS 



LIQUID MAKE-UP 



"MO ff. rower., RO W. <M it,', H, T, C1CJ, 



Tu Bur*m aL, JpdlUUpOlla, 
MASKS 

luarfj Hiw'SfPaiy- 
MATERIAL FOR AHTI8T8 

\ nw«id, m ino «.. n>> r<u> city. 

cudr rniiiiia, ft. Tboaiu, Ky. 

M E RRY -GO- ROU N DB' 
n™kell Wlliniin. North Toniaaada, K, 1. 

MERRY-GO-ROUNDS FURNISHED 
FOR CELEBRATIONS 

MERRY- GO-ROUND ORGAN 8 
ORCHESTRIONS 

North TanaHaoa'a. K. T. 
MILK CAN AND MAIL BAG ESCAPE 

<>•>> JflSlCl Co., Dept. oSft MUl, WUk 

MOV. PIC. ELEC. LIGHT OUTFITS 




OLD HOME WEEK SPECIALIST 

. L. nick, Bl E. IMM Akron. 0. 
OPERA CHAIRS 




ORGANS AND ORCHESTRIONS 

Hew Tort 




EVERY CLIENT A BOOSTER 




it la a net. 

— Irm the nUtement hy writing 

a adj they sea In our column*. 

_ ■ to do so. 

We da not depend upon the pleasing plausibility, piquant person- 
ality, popularity or pemaalvenen I " 

We deliver the goods and our cllenti 

Alan we censor our advertising colt 
us YOLK patronage ynar >d will rub si 
bonch as though It were In The St 

All inquiries answered fully, intelligently and painstaking! y. 

THB BILLBOARD PTJB. CO., 



MUSIC PRINTING^ j_ 
MUSICAL BELLS & SPECIALTIES 



MUSICAL INST RUM I 



STRUMENTS^^^ 



CARL FISCHER 



MUSIC PUBLISHERS 

w-Lar. BO Poh J" P^a*rt^f*. T,^ 

rliucl. =1 W. *"lb at., ft. I. City. 





Sn'^*Le»^r 1 ^. l Til»r Op«a I 
PILLOW TOPS (Leather) 



TOe^ixli'Vnttier Co.. Caibieton. a 
POCKETBOOKS (High-Grade 7-in-1> 
A. Honlhal A Hon. SS3 Transom at, Beaton. 

POODLE DOGS 
New Toy Mn. Co.. 20 B. Market at-. Chicago. 
POODLE DOGS, STUFFED ANIMALS, 
DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS 

iteri^™™ 54? Brnart «£ "\'e ^SSfe* c/??.""' 
rilr't Ci^lral^Sowlj' Co., 1M nti'b are.! 
siix ciiwr. 1 *i»'Do | «»""'^'.. una city. mo. 

■Wlat, Bt^H«i ""-"vork'citl!** 0 ' 
Tin Top Toy Co.. 22S nflb iTe„ Sew Vnrt City. 
Collr* Sto'so Teat A AvnJU Co.. 23> North 
D>t|ilalHfs it-, Cblcifo, 111. 

POPPING CORN (The Grain) 
American popcorn Co.. Sloui City, 11.^ ^ 

POPCORN MACHINES 



ij ooa n nf^NoHr'w^rfnM. M 
PORTABLE ELEC. LIGHT PLANTS 



PORTABLE SKATING ■M MK _ 
r ™J , T RTA 1? L C V PE M?i« l M , i? fa 

POST CARDS 

Mai Rtelo fnh. llotuv. SOS H. Rtote at. Chicago. 
POST CARD MACHINES 

Piyilark 3|*clilrj Co., Dsjilark Bid*.. SL Lonll. 

POST CARD AND TINTYPE MA- 
CHINES AND SUPPLIES 

Diydark S|«Iollr Co. DaJ^rl^lj.. St. fa*ka 



^RAINCOATS ( Mfttaj ^ 
ROLL TICKETS 



Noartty Co., Oii N 



N. Y. MERCANTILE TRADING CO. 



a Co.. TTI 1VDB II 



SCHELL'S SCENIC STUDIO 



fC«Ne»V fO<* Hiete AND SALE 
tmolli Crili. US Brrlni GinTn ft.. I'biin. 

(Continued on page 52) 



52 The Billboard February w, hit. 



TV in ¥"» V"1»TI a**V r» T 7 

DIRECTORY 

(CooHnori (rem PSie SI) 
SCENIC 

Twentieth St. Studio, IS W. 201b It.. Chicago. 
SCENIC PAINTERS 


STAGE JEWELRY 


TOYS 

WJUer Rubber Co.. Akron. 0. 

TOY BALLOONS 

^nL|lep1^be? &M^^«D£|o. 

N. Shnre° ci.. 1 OT'2*V^ C lIao'iMn 3a a"^hlca l go, 
SbrjoikTodd Co.. B=* K. Eighth at. St Loala. 

Singer Broa., 82 Sowecy, New York City. 

TRICKS, MAGIC. ETC. 
Tbo Mule Sbon. 32 N. 13tb at, Pbllsfleliihla, 
Toit at CO., 220 Wilt *2d It, New Tort City. 

TRUNKS 
Horkert 4 Unite), 008 Waah. aae.. Bt Lo'oia. 
Newton 4 Son. DO Eltn It. COttlllllt. N. Y, 
OroeooeliDfr^ABe^ IndcitructD Tranka, Baga, 

& »u oiii»i. at Work "' 29 E "' B " hJ °"" 1 

TURNSTILES 

(Bcjlitcrina and Cola-CaDbolled) 
H. T. Bright. ProaDoet Bide.. CUveland, 0. 

UNIFORMS A THEA1. -Y.t.TUMEB 
Da Moolln Broa. 4 Co.. Dept. 10. Greenrllle, 111. 

VENTRILOQUIAL FIGURES 
Ben Honaon. 010 Proipeet arc. New York City. 

VAUDEVILLE AGENCIES 

F. If. akMxal^ 30 OootA Stmt at.. Cbleaao. 111. 
Sparka 1 Amusement Contracting Co., Indiana 
TTn^t^ Boot°c^ 1 ^lcS. 1*03 DroodlMy. N. T. C. 

WAGONS 
Wm. Freeh Co.. Uaple Sbade, N. I. 

WATCHES 
Alter 4 Co., 105 Wear Uadlaon it, Chicago. HI. 




SIEGMAN & WEIL 


^STAGE UGHTING APPLIA^NCE^ 
STAGE MONEY AND^USED MAGIC 

' """^TAQE SHOES 
NecU Broi., T29 W. aUdiion. at. Chlcajo. III. 
STEREOPTICONS AND SLIDES 

Cn^U^ibNn.'. U^ n »lai??tI*kJSaal 8 cilT, 

STREETMEN'S SUPPLIES 

Berk Broa., 043 Broadway. Ntw Ym-t CItT. 
E. Black MrrranOle Companj, 2)1-2*3 Market 
it. San Francisco. Cat 

Chlcaao. lit 
Brtiel Pi Ill l.o.. jriO^Elltt st^Clntloootl^O. 

Oor^r'i^a-™'* Co., BOS total ore., St. Looli. Mo. 
11 Im tIht. -,11-TS Eootb it. Phllaiirlpola. To. 
Goldbtrf jewelry Co.. 810 Wynnilotte at. Knn- 

UorfoojT*Ci>^sio W^Uadlaoo^lt. ^ Jt ^' jjj- 

aamncl Wel'ribasa Co.. 121 Peon aye.. Plttabnre. 

STRIKING MACHINE MFRS. 
'.[ iv. AuMerbore, Ilinncr. flllcn. 

^ STRIKER MANUFACTURERS ^ 

1 T f ^SaSSI N ° 14 S b PI q LI t 8 Eelnrtt 

Edwin E. Brown. 399 Gratiot an.. Detrolt.Ultb. 
Cbaa. ^(rner^MS Boir«T and Caatnam Sflnari, 

Atlanta ^^^^ k0 ^™^ 11C - a^f^a ft' t 
" lianiiia Clti.^llo. ^ ^ colombo 0 
Camlr-Coodle Co., 23d and Orond are., Eanaaa 
Doagbertr^Btoi.' Tcnl Co., I1B Sontli Foorth at. 
mil" ^Ba*" 1 * Cotton Ml 111 Hew Tork Bt 
I.^aoa. e l 0 co!!^t^°'Ml"n 4 """^ 


P. DODD ACKERMAN 

'iai ww s^su£t STUDl ° 8 ' " lC ' Haw Ye*. 


SCENIC PAINTERS 
(Ann Mm la EttnirT. Etc) 
It Jntautr i Uooe. 310 fml at. Colombo*. 

Ed-lb IL Flo« Scenic Co., IMS Long Beach 
Scholia InElt Studio, 5B1 3. High at., Colnm- 

. SECOND-HAND BAND INSTRU- 
CT M i a lis w T Sid! 6t Ctu 
SECOND-HAND SHOW GOODS 

United Stale. 'Tent 4 Amine Co.. S3 Smth. 
JXwplUne. St.. Chicago. 111. 

SECOND-HAND SHOW PROPERTY 


'. r.n-ii I sv ¥£*k 0 crt." nd " klnl1 * 

I llNTl HI,-,,,;-— i",.,-V ^(T>-S.|„ 'i~ 

x. s.. r££h£i£ r^aMMiV' !01 01110 BL ' 


I-IMTUIUJ MJVU.rV ALT-Trl.. b.mr U d b« 
rulda"^ 1 ™ itJi'"^. J°™1 ' -1 ViSi«°^ * 


;j «ni-.ih.-,.- p.-i...' v.-,' sf'SS "wTfiftiSJSE 

PH. O., Urrantlrld. Jllnouri. 


SECOND-HAND TENTS (Bought and 

,r a B^" n ' fir!^* * Co *" m 

i| -SERIAL PAPER PADDLES 
BolW (Coii the Dime) Piper Faddla Co.. U1G 
JS. Jetrereon aie.. St. Loam. Mo. - 

National Ticket Co., Sl.umoklo. Pn. 

StlS PaBe^Paddlei. 684-572 W. Randolph it. 

SERIES QUICK SYSTEM PADDLES 
TlHtle;.icjcr Printing Worka. 1331-1333 Vine at. 
' ChHIuoutl. 0. 

... SHOOTING GALLERIES 

H. li- Boltinann, 4 Boa. 3317 Sooth Ittlng nee., 
W™r\*ilongeia. Coney Iilnnd. New York City. 
F. Mneller 4 Co.. 1TOJ N. Weatero in.. CUaiD 
C_ W. Parker, tcavrnwnrth. Kan. 
To* Bud life. Co.. HOI loo. SptlnrfleM. 0. 
SHOW AND POSTER PRINTERS 
. AND LITHOGRAPHERS 
AcJumkn-ODlglP! Co., 110 TV. FlftB at, Kan- 
Planet Sbow Print and Engraving House, Chat- 
-ham, Ontario, Can. 

SIDE-SHOW CURIOSITIES 
Haleon. Bopidy. 511 E. 4IB at. 3. Bealou, Male. 

SIDE-SHOW PAINTINGS 
EnketjaH Art Co.. U05 S. 27th at. Omaha. Nab. 
United Ktali-s Tint & Awi.ltn Co.. 22* Xortn 
Draplaiuee at. Chicago, III. 
■": SKATES 
OMT.lldfcrO.il Company, ™ North Ad. 

T^ttEHtSZ CoV TorrTo^n* ^Coaa™™- 


jormium 1|iy"D| a'fItiii™ LEBEX. 'St 3,1? St". 


OSAU THE^ ^UK EAT — French hudraitr Jn«^JJ« 


samnel Welnbana Co., 722 1'enn are., PIMaburg. 

Zaode B I lis*!? ^StB at K X CI 

WIG MAKERS 
F. W. Nnct. 20 IV. IVajhlngtnn at, Chicago, 111. 
C. Seblodhelm. 100 W. 4Dlh at. Saw York City. 
WILD ANIMALS.^EjtRDS AND REP. 

'KwBi^f 1 '^ An "' rl " n 

WILD WEST COSTUMES 
Cbaa. P. Shipley, Kanaaa City. Mo. 

WIRE WORKERS' SUPPLIES 
Joergen Jewelry Co.. S3 Chamber! at, N. T. C. 
XYLOPHONES 


TUB liBOVO^tlcllnid ii hanoow ilnilni 

TWO COILEDT COVTORT10>1 ACTS-12 mbliltai 




WIRE CMLE^OKD SHOW TOPS 

HENRII-LUr^ERI^7Q.'™b.?'san r ¥riacIi™, Cal. 


mBBK^5X?U£<i!S£ CoUlnTcc. Clr,c(^I O 


KS£; 5;".;,s.-.r 

Marraj * Co.. Inc.. 023 W. niton at, Cblnco. 
K Nlclpnon Tcnl. Awning A. Cortr Co., 173 
W Et *i" Plnmmer'atl"?^ floe and Froot an.. 

San FranElaeo, Cat 
St Uinla Tent 4 Awning Co., 1012 Uarkat at, 
KpokaoA T-nt A Awning Co., SixillAfie. Willi. 

United Btalea Tent tL Awning Co.. 320 North 
Dnplalnea at, Cblca^o, lit 

TENTS TO RENT 
M. ala are A Bon, inc.. Ill Fulton at. N. T. c, 
Bnlted Slntea Tent A Awning Co.. 23B HortB 
. aaearnlalnea at.. Chicago, m. 1 

THEATER SUPPLIE8 
loan' Theater Supply Co., ODO Cbeitiral at. St. 

THEATER TICKETS 
Arena Ticket Co . 033 Plynumth Oonrt. Chicago. 

THEATER TICKETS 
Allien T)c*et*&. . a i54 J K d Er S re*it < J t c5^aio. m. 
National Tlckel Co.. Shamokln, Pa. 

THEATRICAL ATTORNEYS 

Ferae bod ± Gtoduow. 10 ta HJHc at. Cbleaa*. 
Bouben J. Feldman, TO w. Hoaroe at, Chicago. 
TJEAT^AL^CMT^MES^^WJGS 

THEATRICAL FOLDING BICYCLES, 

PADDLE WHEELS AND DEVICES 
Kallajlan Eiptrt, i»3Q Waihioglon arc. Boa- 

THEATRICAL TICKETS 
National Tlckel Co.. Shamokln. Fa. 

TICKET CHOPPERS 
H. V. Bright, Froapaet Bldg., daialand, O. 

TICKET PRINTERS 
Anull Ticket Co.. 15* E. Eric it. Chicago-. Tit 
Hancock Broa.. 23 Jeaaie at.. San Fnnclaco. 

rhwBl^TIckel^Co^ '^jmokln^ "p»^^^ 
TIGHTS 

' J 'l'nd I NSih , alraVtl* rotl"'''™'' ' 


AT LIBERTY 
CLASSIFIED ADS 

WRITE IS WORDS ONLY, INCLUDING 
NAME AND ADDRESS. 

(Continued from page 40) 


STAGE ASPIRANTS 

who rraakly dlHlaina long aapariUKa. 
They will ba round wUllng-. 

Burlcscjuc ^.nd lUusicul Comedy 


J^?Jr%l&^^S33pm ot Henley 
ID Kate- Co. ^fla" BAL V Polled Iphla. 


lure '.Elow. Ln BbbbbbU llTuTlrt 1™* ' apot^uih " carrt 

aTc XaWaaaaaaai c ^JJ 11 , li mEa - 1,1 at '^aato 


1W ItKT-m HIK Wo.M lit. to Join aood b«- 
(ZSTlo. or ,l, ,S" UOpfellTiNo' lloSf. [& 


fflchUm MlK. Co.. 1B31-1B3J HMnin Mi Clfl- 

''■c^l?'^- a °°* e * 3133 W ' T " *" 
"VSLOT MACIHH N EJ»UPPL 1 


gja lga»ap » I-~ CLIO ft LUTZ. Tredaflck- 




Vandeville Artists 

At 1M AT~rtk.av.iti. 11 inrda. haa <t ikana. 

^^^^^^y^^^^ 3 ^^ "^*" 1 "' 


E^U^iT ; wE2^.^ n vrVi^"at. , aW: 


SNAKE DEALERS 

w. twill Learn * Co.. no l»I Flocen at.." Han 

.1 " SOLDER (Compound) 
naizineKa * Co.. 1220 Canon at., BaWiwre.Jlo. 

SONG BOOK PUBLISHERS 
W B. Hobba. 31 Dillon Sqnarr. New Tort Olty. 

SONG SLIDES 
L.ramle rT^Strrtw^^oK^jjk, ,(.. Chi- 
cago: UlnnenpoIIa, Omaha, Dei Midtrra. 
SPANGLES AND TRIMMINGS 


^^Jg^j^RUt^HSlS a?.^*'° 

ICFUWtJ MAN— Ala. 10^ a-^in like aioikllaioaital 
rnanda: wlUIni to -«t BTDNFI K. HAIDIN. !)l 








£S|mjao!jK 


^^iam^KA urn; man, oonblai toewa 


rtatafTl 0OIIeJ"'^Si* yS)? Plruhuitb. _ Pi 


SIEGMAN & WEIL 

ii ui a in i,u si. ii tart en,. 


■no ^nncr; riw^iflen and P 3-ihiet IILhoa: 'raude- 
Teoneuee St. Eruirrnit. Indiana. ■ 


SPECTACLES AND EYE GLASSES 
SlBJW Broa., S2 Boairj, New Tort City. 
SPIRIT GUM 

... .JWnfMffH. » - 

jKTX*j*aat ft Co.. lfla N. Tim an.. CMcito. 
■ STAGE HARDWARE 

J. It Claoci. 100 W. Baldlii 1W.. Bjiacni*. 

A-"!? ttrrrtntr Bo., CM SUMi »•*.. M. T. C 






Dramatic 




wabd ^Sff^S^f^JTafaafaa? 


QUTHER 1 MATTE RN CO. 

■AH ^.SSSr*^' CAL. 




KS». SS!S aafcOal —"T 8 " 


SIEGMAN & WEIL 

It aa< H Cut 271* St . New Tift cm. 



55 



The Billboard 



! MUTUAL ! 



HnyOBlEfiAMBEAU 

HvwmWmm 



pb\Jlhesametffle.Stagedinl< 
Wiion.SuppoiteclVanall-sbrcaA 

l^at lor to Msranas love, 

Released fliewsckoiFd>rufflr2^ 
- - Produced by Frank rowdl 
iVoducinJ CarpoaHon." " ~ 
AvailableI«YalallMidual 




"THE 

SAINTLY 
SINNER" 

v of an Innocent 
Persecution. 

RUTH STOREHOUSE 
and 

a distinguished cast 



•V. 



THANHOUSER ENCASES 
Neil! far Lud in 




K« Tort, Ft*. 19.-Ttr (M«!«, rtlrtl Ml 
mod br tie Nil prnjamp. Oompeiw "*l «- 
Idtrd In MlrtlfH bj Jodo H. -Kuaaij, » 
pi fen ted id mor* than 1.000 lnma(« it the 
" " i (Hlcb.) Slate FenlteDtiarj op BooOaj 

Oo „ m «£rt™^ rt™ ™ ink), 



CHAP LIN'S NEXT 
WtU Bo Cil lBd H ealth Re. 

C&lMfO. FOb. IT.— Charita Spencer 



POLAN D TO WRITE 
Scanarioa for Various Film Comp«nioa | 
Tor*, Frb. it.— Joaepn Framlm Pound, i 



or tw e*«fei rJ.y ar»»™i b* « 
Urn In KM Tort ■» CaUlonla. 

UNIVERSAL FIVE-REELER 



• Tort. HH UtrHC UtOrt. Tb» CI 



I wll a« principal aoppnrt. The alorj la W 

: Albert M. TTejnot. Nao7 ot 1" 

. tpe Bin piu ntr» pHoiorapHaU "■* 0,st ' 



fEBWUARV 24, HIT. 



The Billboard 



ROTHAPFEL UPHOLDS 
FIGHT AGAINST FILTH 

Says Unclean Pictures Will Be 
Knocked So Cold They Can- 
not Ri« Again — Clean 
Films Bring in Clean Cash 

M Tori. Frt. IB—lu tba trall-bls-tlnt tan- 
oaten fur drc.nl plctnrea i. L. JtotlMpI*!, BliB- 
uiii dlreotw ol lb* l"«l'o Turner 10 New 
5^ It «H IB tna Wrt. and la obopplni away 



H tike tip lb* natil artioti 



K Mi money and Fee bla bnHnesa Dm and 
M>7 ' ^'i' 1 "- iT*! """" * ot ran 



nftblnf clean. >MIh«i and sni«rtalr,. 
But t in itry (lad to >«• tbn Wrr-tln 
a lb* nnnoraBla li as MtW few Host 

■ etUI get by. Silt, at yon any. tt nl 



AoJ If ei-ery BUUncrr un He coBtlBtbC W Amefl- 
mi tbi* tuijjm u I da taste would ba 



inbllabrd (trtbtn and Jtj «■ 

Tell*, -blob trjlBf Id It 

ir ot IB* motion pklnr. Mr. 



veteran exhibitor 



The Rmnnarf's drtlflfd ttand tfdirJt la* nut 

I'ttr rt-j m dmf bn* atartad aoDrtUai. 
" It ™ Jut! |ba Uny* thai the rr.nj.'-ily . 

ban) W.D nlllaa lor. l=d the. w* 



Oentltlndn— ! Ik t 



i nrtlrt* on lb* « 
* Bntfor year." 



: Ob. ol lb* ao-olled ■ i' .- (Valor* 



Only peftprt tatae ibnola *™L 1 

"i lot* C:iiS. BOOH IBHO SP and U 
Tllbt. Yon ara •» lha (.(hi In 
ia ihtm iinifbi rran tba abnaic 
1» Hm aoda.gr* MM •■MjJJJ » 
i< on a nruii'pdHhn 61 tt* fa* 



if* tba una. My Wuni dnurlu 
bay* WW IM BOM Mlb lb* diU, 

i* pttblle II ail Hflt. and minf mibaftrl 
itm in at mj onlnlbn. Tie catll* toot bl 
aiaMna IBjra ID in? ais-bead pftdarrrn 
• IBIl Flan of aloft and altri*. *ltl I 

' d jdii m» at 



I almlihtj dollar*. 



■ bar) *t bar uar Vac. B4to- 
n*r*r barn Id tetter ahapa tbao 
p i*im d*ujr la tba htnrat Mm 



dllaa. Ob Uar.ll 5.1 •!* Will IDBral H tl( 011- 
,*,•* (feat aid llafkfafM. 

Hat ioat Hoc. BMBBarDt H to PlM fe- 

lain *HJi*tnaent* IP. dsn? parti at Us Coltn) 
and Canada i> more than a auffltlent in- 
to lb* fepdfta IBat net tear bad not Men 
to trmrr.pt.ant aa bad beca antldnnled. Tbw* 
" 1 more woriJa 10 runqoe r Co lull MbtlDctt 
l*b abe bad not ane wu J(* IPPcarp<t 



Ucif. B«nban1t'« nvCtinfi- *»1 b* <>[ It* 



NEW r-Rtaco PICTURE HOUSE 

Sta rnorllN, fts. ]«.-* ItMl-fMf (**• 
haa ban tabca *u <M *td BrCrwn rlrnu K. 
hi Maiiat ind men KhMU W T«r»tr a Dial, 
ha* #M Mlt NMtHUl lk*rM« t Bttlal ttf 
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BLACK-HAND METHODS SEEN IN 
EFFORT TO BLUFF ACTS 

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sunshine: 

FILM CORPORATION 



STUDIO: 

6241 Broadway 
CHICAQO, ILL. 

fHOIIe: 

tacrrda. tlJi. 




GENERAL 

offioes: 
tOSW.Mamest, 

CHICAQO, ILL 

PftMEJ 

ftm*h* iiu. 


WANTED 

ARTIITI Ml 




UMiTCD AMOUNT 
TREASURY STOCK 

FOR SALE 





MOVING PICTURE SHOW 

ANNOUNCEMENT SLIDES 

1 and Band.oolsrad. Tan for ana dollar, dallvarad. SEW I 
— m A**., Kaaaaa atr. Ho, • 



CAMERACRAPH No. 6B 

THE 
PREMIER 
MOTION 
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*al^lT^"oFthe" miMil MfcMM NUMb 
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for Pfew nH 6U IBP mlunlebt ItalH. SUB. la 
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tbwlt dno SO IHdCr tWalr* to b* "OwH" DJ the 

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FEBRUARY 24,1917. 



The Billboard 



61 



KITTY MAC KAY 



in !h« p™n of "I"*" Dimples W; 
■I J «u Ibe pl»r lt»l( IBs Elm rs 



la gladder LearM. 
il tforj ol nils anil uiIdi grnwiiulr 



Sniir treated tu ter foater niton 



A SQUARE DEAL 



il Carirle Blartnll p 



lb the prke of id minion. Muriel wmtj 'nn, 



CAM ERAGRAPH No. 6B 



PICTURE 
PROJECTOR 



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sr. lows caixium ught co. 



Traveling Showmen, Cameramen and Exhibitors, 

Ha ™ jour Printing, Developing and Coloring done by esperienced men. GOOD 
PRINTING and Davelopiiig make GOOD PICTURES. GOOD PICTURES GET THE MO HEY. 
Years of experience, backed by a knowledge of your wants, makes our work tie beat. 
Our facilities imj complete and prices Wart- Oirtladitt Can Ba Rcalcd by Ike Dij arWaak- 
AMERICAN BIOSCOPE COMPANY. 
J. E. WILLIS. Kit* Fret. I Gen. Hp. 



MI BROADWAY, 



State Rights How Selling 

"A MORMON MAID" 

By PAUL WEST 
A'Powerful Pbotodrama of Early Mormon Days 
Presenting 

MAE MURRAY 

Supported by HOBART BOSWORTH 

CONTROLLED BY 

FRIEDMAN ENTERPRISES, INC. 

BENJAMIN FRIED MAM, President 

HILLER & WILK, Selling Agents 

Suite 924 Longacre Building, 42d Street and Broadway, New York. 



PICTURE THEATER FOR SALE 



THE ACTON VALE LAND COMPANY, 



137 McGM St., MONTREAL 



THE AMERICAN CONSUL 



' ordinary digestion, but earning B.I 



nun fllta, la next to Eoailaw, a&suredlT- 



THE LITTLE BROTHER 

_Ib-K*» &», in B.e J»aru, tatoriu 
Buuutt To be rele.s.,1 U.rch 11. 



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LUCAS SUPPLY CATALOGUE 



RESIGNS TO TAKE PICTURES 



a resigned him pobIUdo to t*)[e 



JOHNSON SUES 
Exhibitor*' Trade Review, Aliening 



EXHIBITORS, ATTENTION! 

System Is the Keynote To Success 

The Billboard's "Record of Business," invented for the convenience 
of the exhibitor who desires to keep accurate and authentic records 
of business transacted by his theater during the entire year. This 
Record is used by thousands of exhibitors throughout the country. 
While they last we will send one free of charge to every exhibitor 
sending his name and address. The quantity is limited. First come 
first served. 



<J CLIFFORD 



The Billboard 



JONES SHOWS BEGIN 
THEIR U17 JOURNEY 

Weather Conditions Favorable 
for Opening Pcrrormanceaat 
Kimimmce, Florida Mid- 
way a Thine of Beauty 

-21= fti!»*=«rti5r St 

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k nu d» Bwent tile DtileR nrjlnl. mod It 

St^S 'iiiifr'u mM| «t ■SwaTa 



10 



TO 



$€lff Per Day on F 

One Game* 



YOU CAN INSTALL 2 TO 12 GAMES IN ANY ORDINARY ROOM OR TENT 

"My receipts have been running »10 to S25 per day tin one Bridge Ball 
Game. It's the quickest and easiest way of making money I haVe ever 
Been," writes M. P. Dyer, of Tennessee, in ordering two more games. 
HPinnF RATI d"«fa steady trade from men, women and children. Roll the balls 
**I"l/\JEi ******** up the bridge. A game of pure skill that anyone can play, but 
competition for high score sustains interest. Bridge t*>o U f* 
Ball fascinates crowds and makes bigger profit* than •> » an rlOUr per uame 
any similar amusement. Especially line for Parks, Bridge Ball cams money so (oat and 
Beaches, Resorts and all Concessionaires. ™ u ^ e? ^ i 0 "'f ^ ftC E fl ih' ™ * ffo[d 

Fully Automatic K^_xF Laa 

No attendants or up-keep eJipeflSe. Score iS Mtftrit. WtdMI Ml job. 
registered automatically. The player can simply SJ^L^n*-^.:. « ""^ 

Drop Nickel la Slot 

10 Ball* for So. 

BriantMfg.Co., 4 *""* 
Mm 




FRO 

PORTABLE fVS tA&MVA 

SSEHfc tM^HSs hovelty msshine co, ™* 



JUST ONE or MANY1 

^r^rfc[N^W^to^««l»t 



JL. I C 



...FIRST CALL 
Utii^p GREAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS 



^BftaBl bFFiOte of' 



Merry-Go-Rounds 



■THE SHOW tOO Wtli BVEMTOAIXY JOOT 

GRAND OPENING 1917 SEASON 

BRADDOCK, PA. 



APRIL 19TH TO 28TH, INCLUSIVE 

WANTED — Two more meritorious Attractions, also Con> 
cessions. Address all mail to 

F. P. MORENCY. Mamj.i, B-idd«. P«. 



LAST CALL FOR 

Brunswick, Ga., Big Celebration 

WEEK MARCH 5TH 

AUSPICES CITY COUNCIL. BOArfb OF TRACK AND 
MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION. 

Have room for a few more shows, nothing TOO big, and all 

- ' ' kinds of concessions. All wheels for sale exclusive. Address 

!>»«">'.'. r ;.™ J'%!'*IS?%Z BEN KRATJSE, Manager Krause Greater Shows, Savannah 
. £?1™'t3™J>^£& Hotel, Savannah, Ga., until March 3rd. 



SHERIFF'S SALE 



^WASTED- Out Flrtt Oil— S*aM* 1917 — WAHTED 

-I FIM f SLOCUM CARNIVAL COMPANY 

w Tlrrjr :. tati wtjfUrulj Sim In all tm: CM* Bote and Quaai CalM Mo. AddMI Wl.br i u*ni> 



privileges;; 

AHI"J7ir"XT ffl.. BOl & 



Minn Wanlsd — SSyi! B& 
IWa^gWa'' 1 " 



TRAVER EXPOSITION SHOWS 



PO LAO K • 8 ROTH E RS 
ivrrsund ThcvmHlvu With Big Stiff 
RflrTT tzi IrrlBf Potae*. o 



rat. dtrr} 



rill en [lilt It* 
DlUrM. iDd nlII ba m "il 



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JR. a U. Arlfc BAZAAR 




FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



Th«* Billboard 




A REAL SURPRISE I 
OUR CATALOGUE 
OF LIVE 

PADDLE WHEEL 
NOVELTIES 



^CHASrSlNN & CO. 7 

SS3 BROADWAY. NEW YORK 



BEANE'S 
United Shows 

WANTS 

Parker Carry Us- All 
and Ferris Wheel 

AiSO WHIP AND MONKEY SPEEDWAY 

Can place a Dumber of good shows 
with good fronts. Want good PIibU- 
HOB Show with real wardrobe, those 
doubling in brass preferred. My 
season opens latter part of MARCH. 
Can place a few more good conces- 
sion!. Man, f. H. BEANC hurt 
United Ihostt, JaikMovlll*, f Is, 




LIVE SNAKES 

in ttsamm *£url"iuS "bibcll Pratt 

g* B j l n ™ 1 ™ijio aSsjiis snake ca. V. o, B 



WANTED, MULE RIDERS 



WANTED 



Ladles and Gentlemen 
Circus Riding Acts. 
Big Wire Acta. 

Big Sensational Arable 
Troupes. 

Comedy Acrobatic Acts. 



Aerial and Casting " Acts. 
Big Comedy down Acts. 
High School and 

Managed Horse Acts. 

Wild West Features. 

Comedy BAr, Pole ami 
Ladder, Ground Acts. 

Statue P6sing Horses. 

Japanese and Chinese 
Features. 




Shriners' 
Conclave 



TO BE HELD IN 
BIG NEW STADIUM 

BEATING FORTY 
THOUSAND PEOPLE 



2-Stage 
CIRCUS 



Rhoda 
Royal. 

Care 
Graid PadRc Hole), 

Chicago, 

Until 

March 15 

Then3elIs-Floto 
Glrcus Denver. 



HIPPODROME-WILD WEST 



irish Pair and bazaar 

inl After ^P^J^^g "i-a * E * p * ,i 



Kgysrs *n an Lvi 

**DwlnJ'li» Ortl^JMIW IMsrA o^bi^aM; 

A laial«a - [Msularltr «mt'«t. hanclletl tl7 Ot*rt,t- 
fioldrr: «-jle> ttmttrt. hindlfd M T— -- ■ 

» »«> Bf IW most n«4«nl It 



MRS. RfcRNARB.** sik-f«R biEB- 

Vi,\'riiiM to, i'»'t*diim> of ktYMitt*. Sir*. 

KrllU B.twiliJ^l. »bo «■ fill kVHI IB ttM 

'yr-."i'i'!t.r.b«il *il *S J**r* et lie. iM 

WaSIWgf 1 "■ - 



Yankee Robinson Circus 

Those diSfttftag M^sfitobl UHLh the Yankf* Robinson Three-Ring Wild A...™.. 

Cittuki cm ftddr-SH the foUeieing: 
jU^^g^e.!^ oeM 




WANT I0SS 6ANVASMAN AND MUSICIANS 

Jlnl oil Hdt ho*. Oil ijcMitt to.ua <* Mn drtns u WhI: BtHnt, twnm Bos Cm- 



WANTED FOR CRESTVIEW'S SPRING FESTIVAL 



PLEASE MENTION THE BILLBOARD « 



The Billboard februahv at, «„. 



LEVITT TAXIER SHOWS UNITED, coZ.KS 



BOTH 



SHOWS, CONCESSIONS, RIDES and ANIMAL ACTS, ~~I 

HOW ARE THESE FOR OUR FIRST DATES OF THE SEASON? All in New Jor 
1 PATERSON 1 8LOOMF1ELD I NEWARK 

WEST MEW YORK PERTH A VI HOY ELIZABETH 
IRVINGTON PLAINFIELD 



1917 



JERSEY CITY 



SHOWMEN! LISTEN TO THIS SOUND ADVICE! 

, jnoney-producing show ; join the bandwagon and strike out for these early coin-compelling dates. Remember, we play real Fairs in . 

the Fallwitho fullstore of fertile spots in theratennediary season. You know what Vic Levitthas always done in this regard — so why line up with any other 
than the strongest? Writ* at once. 1482 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY Prion., 6512 Bryant. 



DUNN'S UNITED SHOWS 

FIRST CALL : : WANTS : : FIRST CALL 


THE CORRAL 

The (Midi of »™ lork mllllDnalroi ■(ml. 
ling about In aMH WMI WlMUa onuli.. 

timi ' a * nmr ***** ""n* * i"T*n" "* 

New y5?™a« o^ihd^oic°r'or^Frtr?aT r! 

Yards, Cblraeo: "l > am '^r bmKnn}" hone* 
lor tbe French Inspection, Tbere are not lint 
oT [be gin tand* tai now. ill the bo,. ar» 

^ .N',^ St.. FYtseo — Tei McLeod la winterly In 


m=m 

RACE HORSE MEN 
STREETMEN ; 
CONFECTIONERY MEN 

Order Now 

Si50 Per Dazea, Etpnss PrepaU 

imtSumnSCxLimk, m 


WANTED... ...WANTED 

GREAT EASTERN SHOWS 

Fl FTH SUCCESSFUL SEASON ^ p[jkTFORyl samTS 


LAST CALL 

17 A AffllTlI'VAr'e V 0 1 ti 1 \Iiau7 

r. j\. luunizcr s c\i~m-i juow 

WANTED AT ONCE 


A 


KEYSTOIE 

», '•■"'-.! ■■■■■<■ FtnnFSm^i^mS* 
Hit Frsrtiip. Pn S K m It. C s. 


WMMEN'S WRITES 

Bj WHIBTLTHO AHTHE 


Ing onr tbs nobble stirrup riders got from Thai 


Imperial United Shows 

Want Concessions ' 

Have Complete Ten- in -fine frome-up to lease, now in operation, to reliable party; 
also complete frame-up for Vaudeville Show. Will bay second-hand Air Calliope 
if in good condition. Will book or buy second-hand two or three- abreast jumping 
horse Parker Swing. Freaks and Curiosities for Pit Show. Can use good people 
at afl times. Prepay your wires. Address W. A- HODGSON, Walnut Springs, Tel. 
P. S. — Eleven Picnics and Home Comings already booked, commencing in 


plow the wit die T"»r botes or hanul grain. 
TYest. I mention rbe shore became I am a 
MMn Fllrmp rider and barf worked on tbem. 
I hnre rldrteo^reen^ooJIB. and. O^HM ™™ of 

^■mTjfcl . "Sle b l"*"ldJ "f J— Itrtll^ l||nV 

Nan J. Asplnwall — Dorothy Morrell would like 
Annie sebaFTer — Inquiries to your present 

Ina: horse contest at tbp New York Stampede: 


ILISSEi Merry-Go-Round 


- WAN ,.T, E £ 


CLinON : pLLEY SHOWS ]^jSS|™ 


WANTED 

SECOND-HAND SKATING RINK 


FOR SALE 

SIX MINIATURE P AHA D| WJS5 h S. CASES A«0 


Miic : ^tDod < ™r(7\r£^io l NS ^Tiil'orip^'^oJi Wheel. Hllk' Pbdktf^lWtaM TtiUDiTcoDk Hw r Kr ir, ;:a. 


•49 SHOW 


SELLS-FLOTO CIRCUS 
HAS FOR SALE 

Exclusive Barber Privilege. Ad- 
dress H. B. GENTRY, Gen. Mgr. 
236 Symes Bldg., Denver, Col. 






WANTED 

CLFAK.nilT, SOBEH YOUNG MAN. TO LEAD 



WANTED WANTED WANTED 

KOPP & HARRINGTON'S GREAT SOUTHERN SHOWS 

To Open on the Streets of ATLANTA, GEORGIA, Under Good Auspices, Week of March 26th; GADSDEN, ALA., Week of April 2nd; 
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., Week April 9th. All Under Good Auspices. Location, Streets. 

Have already contracted five Shows and two Rides. Will furnish A-No. I outfits to capable Showmen that appreciate good business treatment- 
Will offer good propositions for the following Attractions: Monkey Speedway, Magic City, Illusion Show, Silodrome, Midget Show, Spider G" " 
"--7t Lynch or any first-class Platfonr ~" 



si's Fighting Midgets. Ozark, would like to hear from you. This will be a fifteen-car Show, playing my old territory of 1913, West. Vir- 
, Ohio and Michigan. Can place all legitimate Concessions and Wheels; no joints or grift of any kind. Herman Aarons, alias Kokomo Jim- 
my, will not be with the Great Southern Shows this season. Address all communications to W. T. HARRINGTON, La Salle Hotel, Atlanta. Oa. 



The Billboard 



WHITE CITY, CHICAGO 



-1B17 SEASON OPENS MAY 10— 



CIRCUS MEN, TAKE NOTICE: Our Big Circus Field, Adjoining Park, Available for 
All Big Tent Shows. Short Haul. If you have open time during the season inquire at once for terms. 
CONCESSIONS WANTED: New Games, New Attractions, big and little. Liberal Terms. 
White City Amusement Co., M. BE1FELD, Pres., 63rd St. & South Park Ave. 



STREETMEN 



WATCHES, JEWELRY, CLOCKS, 
JILVEBWABE, CUTLERY, RAZORS, 
REVOLVERS, NOTIONS, NOVELTIES 



CIRCU S PIC K-UPS 
mint, the Sparks Show and 
People You Know 



t"'™?-^'?? 5nwirrT l^wShfj 



J Catalogue. No g< 
. a CMh deposit. Cat 
{ for same kindly e 



■ print ibop oo Tblrt ■ 



U tte tarn with M. nob too. 



Shryock-Todd Notion Co. 

h SU ST. LOUIS, MO. 




3 Ten City. slw Li 



baa mlEued. it iphkUq^ : 



SHOWMEN'S 
LEAGUE 
_ NOTICE 

■"■» TANGLEY k- 



J. E. HENRY'S SHOW 



SuntlMni Ne» on Dlts 
iSf | BJI to Set 





ROUND FELT PILLOWS.™ 



12 DESIGNS 
ATTRACTIVE 
UNIQUE 
ARTISTIC 



We manufacture a 
complete and orig- 
inal line of 




FOR SALE 

JOHN .ROBINSON'S TEW BIB SHOWS, Box HI, Americm. Oa. 



COOP & LENT'S CIRCUS WANTS 

MUSICIANS — Cornets, Clarinets, Baritone, Trombones; others write. M. 
doubles Steam Calliope. Address 

O. E . DTJENWEG, Band Leader, Bedford, India 



FOR SALE 

Three cub lionesses, two cub pumas and one puma two and one-half years old. 
Best stock. Beady to be broken Id. Terms cash. Write only if ready to talk 
business. Address F. L., The Billboard, New York City. 



Ferris Wheel Opportunity 

BEST LOCATION IN THE COUNTRY. MUST BE GOOD WHEEL. 
Jefferson Avenue at Belle Isle Bridge, 
DETROIT, MICHIGAN. 

Address C. E. BAKER, - - - 1425 East JefierBon, Detroit, Michigan. 



GREAT HOTCHKISS SHOWS 

Can. place a few more Concessions on account of disappointments. Herry-Go- 
Round, Forty-Hine Girls, Plantation People. A ll people enga ged report not later 
" — March 3rd. Address FRANK S. HOTCHKISS, Monroe, La. 



Wanted - RED RIBBON SHOWS -Wanted 

Any kind Merry- Go-Round that can start running every Monday; also legitimate 
Concessions. Ball Games all open. Wire S. BATTIATO, Blacksburg, S. C. 



WANTED, ITALIAN MUSICIANS 



ANTONIO SARACTNA, c; 



BENSON-BERGER SHOWS 

OPEN IT PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 21, AND PLAYING 35 WEEKS UNDER GOOD AUSPICES IN THE BEST TOWNS IN THE EAST 

tHOWMEN — If you have a show that is meritorious and that does not conflict with those listed here we will make you a proposition that will appeal to you. We 
hive Benson's 10-in 1 Baker's Monkey Speedway, Bigney's Water Show, Benson's Busy City, Shaw's Chamber of Horrors, Jones' Illusions, Cramer's Three- 
. Abreast CarouEaelle and Big Eli Wheel and Shaw's Raiile-Dtuile. We want three or four strong shows and you will find it worth while to communicate with usy 
if you arc not already booked. No gal shows under any name. Free acta already booked: The Aerial Brooks andBigney, the high diver. Concessions: Doll, candy 
and blanket wheels, rookhoiiw, spot, rolldown, hoopla, popcorn and peanuts, fish pond, needle game, soft drinks, shooting gallery, pop-it-in already sold; all others 

'STid wo will show the route, too. Will also finance your show if we consider.it worth while. Committees desiring the show after July 1st address LOUIS J. 
BERGER. All others address JAMES M. BENSON, Box 604, Ardmorc, Pa. 



The Billboard February m, 1917. 



WANTED I 



LAST CALL: 



= WANTED 



t5 r e K.G. BARKOOT WORLD'S GREATEST SHOWS 

One more high-class Show, Submarine or Animal Show; one Platform Show, Midget preferred. Can glace a few more Concessions. No exclusive 
except Lunch, Bear, Doll and Candy Wheel. Can place one more good and reliable Agent, also Press Mao; must be a hustler and live wire. 
Can place good Plantation Artists with their Wardrobes; musicians pref-irrsd: W-jbSc Mrch S'.h, Ssirtinbiirg, 8. C; week Mtfih 11th, GreenviCli. 
S. C; week March ISlh, SlatmltU, N. C; week March JUS, High Point, N. C; week April ind, ReliitHle, rl. C ; week April !lh, Korlolk, Vt.; week April Itlb, Newport 
Newt, Vi n ander Ihe Police Depsrtmenl, and 12 more of the best towns in the East already contracted. You will make ho mistake to join this &iow 
for the season of 1917. Good treatment to alL We don't carry '49 Camp. Can uss Talker. Can place a Silodrome. Can also use a Musical 
Comedy— people in all lines. Address all tfommunicationa jr_ G. BARKOOT, G.IPal Mffitftt, S{ttrtleburg, S. C, » tO the atrbre rSIlie. 



BURLESQUE 

(GMM7)„ Mil™!** 1*-M; 




a Sim* Co.: Heir Bedfi 
7aa Plajen: (American) 

Awll'l CBmrdlllU, EiUls O. Aogclo, 
, UarriHDoijr. Art., 15-2.1. 



Great Wortham Shows 




musicians Wanted meeker'3 band 

bkown's greater shows 

(IDRHtRLT SHOWN (. CHONIN] . . .. 



^Jim i Ptar«T»: Onahi. NWi_loiltt 




New Carousseile With Fine Orchestral 
Organ for Park Location 

Will consider good paying park showing satisfactory attendance 

that will warrant this elegant Carousseile. 
BEN JAENECKE, Box 243, NORTH TON A WAND A, N. Y. 



led Girls for Miracle Show. Sbo 



Show. WANT -Gook House, Vase Wheel. Doll 
job. WANT Ledy and GenUeman Drome Riders, 
Show plays best territory in nsw, flourishing Weet, 

FRED BECKMAN, El Pa*0, Tim, 



FOLEY & BURK SHOWS 

WANT MONKEY SPEEDWAY 



t*4j f'nwB M-....L comrdr: BuU.r. n. 

"SSSM1S: St. »•,""■ 

Uoalrow^I-Ulllij, IhUJIH. CtjfilMl: (Pllice) Da 

s "Si"^iV"si *u "'SSir r " rmi 

SelHir. hiu, C Brinidrr Glrll: lartUI Cna- 
mnU N. C. lS-2t: |GmiI| Dilrljb 

4fctaSr* ie*fr(Kafiea 
"|§«*v.*,iiJr jsrsurs 

iMMnAknc«|^M Co., [rwum] emu. 
Ban™'-. 'Uttlt BIHblrtf, lit* tnqow. a«T.: 

■KjfflfcygiB^lL i. Uktk. t*u 

Zom^-^l iVwjTt.M, Wia. Hill, mtr.: Dua- 

jjajjatjfr, Tbm: El ft,*,, Mi 

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TABLOIDS 



. TL, U-ltl (Blirp.) 



pnee a tumnrui: wi»r fuM) acts*.. V: 01- 
lari !2: Hoi!)' FpH ni* I»: SoootUi* li; ri- 

MtSdfitLANEOuB 

ABm, htthoHsi: Bai^iMl, Pi., il-ti. 
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t!:,> EA,. iftid, BHUM. St|*i *C*WUI, 
tflMerlobs BblUl Cs.i h, P, Smllb, mrr.t 

•flBWjandriar 



THE BRUT TRAYEIUTTE HYP. CO, 



(Onnd) limit. 



"•.MSB', 



IB: Wall. Will, ST-St: BM"» 
T.5««to, * PfehW IM*1 



-Hi!.- IiBtSo lfl»g( 

Jonrt* Commlr Ce.! (B^od) Spirtaa 



W<in™i(?'iM 0 lifo*'sl ( aiflae 6s., Oeons 
mii 1 .! wm ntniiifisiii o., hum. 



R03ERTS' UNITED SHOWS, INC., WANTS FOR 1917 

SPECIAL ROTICE — Mr. Show or Concessioi. Man, if too wsnt t-, j .in a twelve-car Show routed br ■ real agent, managed by a man with Drain, and capital, *h° 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Billboard 



H. W.CAMPBELLS UNITED SHOWS 

Open 1917 Season, on the Streets, HOT SPRINGS, ARK., MARCH 12, Auspices Hot Springs Commercial Glob 

BOJOM VISITORS WILL BE AT THE SPRINGS FOR THE RACES AND BATHS 

m.KUt, T«XAS. AUSPICES OAUQHtCRS OF CONFEHERACV. LITTLE ROC*. Attn, AUSPICCa CHILD-ReVs PLAY GROUND FUND <HIA*T OF THE CITTJ. 

AnoENT*. «n"fc.*u5ricta police and fire department^ fikc bluff, ark.i auspiou itxf, 

will furnish K^JSsX^ 

w«mt -nan; msiRSSKBS aShy-ar-' — • want ^«w^wsp«rfS%fasarja.l«*kaM; as 

WANT Train CrewJDrivent, Boss Hostler arid WortingfiMea. 



FOR RENT — DINING CAR. FOR SALE— Fouf Beare, one Mountain Lion, toe targe Spider Monkey, oho Tenilil^a fflioW, eompUto, new laat year. 

_ I Write or wjre L H. JlV. .CA MtotUJ. 0.66^73, Hot Spring*, Ark. 



CARNIVAL COMPANIES 



THE ED. COREY SHOWS WUT 



i. ram. sb~ wn i~ i™». tm nut b»t ■ 



lSt&&MM ate. »i 



I>Utt. h. c. r 



KING 'S°U N I TE D SHOWS 



McCLCLLAN SHOWS 

inr 11 ,1 Cwirrvi'onl It* WIT. Bl« fa 

- • ..... , . .-■ i- — 



Victoria Attractions 



C0BCHE8T,,. II 



Wiuiuir STANDARD SHOWS. LU. 



Get ^Crowds 
When#Rain.r 




«T» a PI . _ „_ t>o business in the rain this 
I t?tlT nhnWltlPlI to™ Mid get the add,*! 
1 Call iJUUWIUCIl profit Trett wtir tents 
with Pieservo and keep your set-up dry in any weather. Pie- 
servo treated canvas ititarHrf Mt inter, and your business 
don't Stop when it storms— rw fast 'W La Intaall 

Preservrj treated canvas b not only waterproof) but proof 
against bad effects from mildew and decay. Hot .affected by 
extreme heat or cold. Remains soft and pliable under any con- 
dition of eriiosure. Lasts twice as long as Ordirwy canvas. 
W1M jib ™ Pnunt Ha aataa p« (art tsat assay Mat 



-isl, jpflolinc. naphtha, etc. Ptttamii ■ taittHri MksaM that 
S£ taTtart thn af tU jam Hat utf asfennali IS Warm 
turftssi tat takfcl Treat* old canvas as weU as new, if not 



ROBESON 

Preservo Products Company 

PORT HURON, MICH. 

EASTERN BRANCH: CANADIAN BRANCH : 

Ul W*(lem Alt., BOITON, MAM. SARNlA, ONT. 



Read What Other Showmen 
Say: 




i™ ^lUU/l— lTli>-K IV HHyTMIH « uo. 



THE HUNTER-JOHNSON CO, till MM St, iK Ft* 
isst, CiStar.li, DMitts Ik Plan: Uttt 




Peerless Amusement Co. 

WANTS ONE MORE SHOW & * *S* B *I** S """* H »- 
CONCESSIONS ISi.'T} SS"5Si ,"SSlS-Y'Si k 2S. ^K"!?'™**" 1 * ^ 
I-OR SALE "r^. 
G. W. JOHNSTON. 181$ Snmrntt St., Toledo, Ohio. 



Zeldman i Pol I it* Shorn 

■ Mat tatH us cm tv ten 

MWfc • » EB "ML, "*»*■*. 



CIRCUS & WILD WEST 



The Billboard 



FEBRUARY 84, 1917. 



LSTTLEJOHN'S UNITED SHOWS r« West Point, Ga., Sat. Jet 17 



WANT to book Ferris Wheel, _~ 

Pit or Platform Attraction. WART 

Free Acts. WAHT Working Crew for Trip to I 
write Prof. Rocco Grella, Bandmaster. Jack 



Co m plon wa: 

Buckie Garrison, Fat Wren and Happy Hi Hubbard. WANT Solo Cornet, Slide Tromt: 
Old Planned Show. CONCEttlOWST^ AU Wheels open except Candy. Can place follow 
Rack, Jap Bowling Alley, Baby Rack, Spot, Devil's Bowling Alley, Roll Down (10c), 
Pin, Dart Gallery (IOc), Cracker Jack. No drift. Cocb of «. 



Comedy Bicycle 

Howard and Jack Worehop, write. WANT Italian Musicians for 15-piece Band. Musicians 
small Girls for Illusions; also wants to hear from Pogie O'Brien ' 
i 1 — j t<__-. 1 1_» _(-._«_! «*,_.,' 



Working World, small Wild West and any creditable 
Bicycle Act. WANT Net High Diver and Lady Balloon 



._ complete an Il-piece Colored Band for 
Fish Pond, Palmistry, High Striker, Knife 
s Sb, Gallery, Country Store, Clothes 

Winttf QMlrt«ri: THOS. P. LITTLEJOHH. Mgr. P.O. BokMS, W.H Point, C«.' Boyle BroaT, write?" 



^JEW PLAYS 



1 pl^jnTight bu Or 




to an .ndltnw >■ Mr. Motk did lart mvln<t if 
ban Iniinil cUeu a >plEcdlfl perronnaDrt'. Time 
u io aooot Itint Dailii Celas™ »w™ moch n 



Mr lit* Dirt tbu nacj o'.hr™ rooM tt.ir 
of tin nines— E- E3MFM)K FOSTER 



» Wrung Boi, as SagrBttm 



"A Work Worth Any Man's Best" 



The Actors' Fund of America 

Long, long ago a wise man said "Charity 
begins at home." Eight now there are 
charities within the great stage family of 
America, calling for aid and calling with 
a firm confidence that the actor and 
actress will not fail their own. 

TELL US NOW WHAT YOU 
WILL DO TO HELP 

You can solicit donations 
You can obtain merchandise 
You can enlist volunteers 
You can organize booths, etc 

The Great Actors' Fund Fur 

is only a few weeks away. Come and see 
us. We need the earnest help of every 
one on the Stage. Give us yours unspar- 
ingly NOW when we need it. 



ACTORS* FUND FAIR 



HOTEL ASTOR, 



NEW YORK. 



WANTED 

The LaGrou Exposition Shows 

Two or three-abreast carousselle; no junk. Oneortwo 
shows that are capable of getting real money. Few 
concessions open. Show opens in western part of Penn- 
sylvania, M;iy the 5th. Address STEVE LaGROTJ, 
Whitcomb House, Eochester, New York. 



WANTED... PIT SHOW -WANTED 

Honkef Speedway, Trained "Dug Show, Spldora, Athletic or any other good moner- 
zetting Show. Want sii-piece Band. COWCESSIOMS OPEH— Teddy Bean, PU- 
'ops, Spot-the-Spots, Ruby Glass, Poll Wheel, Roll Powd, Hoopla, Jules, 

Shooting Gallery, Novelty Shooting Gallery, MlM 

the LAHPES CARNIVAL CO., A bilene, KinaaJ. 



U elcloaftes. Wril 




LETTER LIST 



«. u«. r>. 



RUTHERFORD show's^ 



-<~UR FIRT AN NOL 1 NCEM r NT— 



JOSEPH G. KRAUSE'S ATTRACTIONS 



FEBRUARY 24, 1917. 



The Billboard 



71 



Over $10 i«' 



Bag**--- 



WANTED TO HEAR FROM — * 



PONIES, SHETLAND. ™- 



SHEET MEN gtJ 5rSya 35B 



ii nniniui. uonnut 



CIRCUS MjEN WAGING FIGHT 
Agalrrrt New Orrilnanoa in San Fran 



and Trie Billboard feprrt*Dtlt]»t D 

wtjrtlm to klU lbs incinui, 



ed. » n-60. ellh *K[ 




Tte «w&lac or rfeptine Be? 
Ill il Drub rwwt, bu Bote 

St SVS'«i£,s.-i jsss 

open wrap rim* aftsr Frbmiir aSf^At 1 

t*o 5SS '° Enlle. llont.. 

nPF(Kl wllb tar AM«n»ia ft HI 
Rone* Ilarpbr. of Monhr"! 



: ;!Hin». CblMg*. 



PRINCE 




MUNGO 

Highest Cuus 
Ballyhoo flitractftm 
In-the World. 

Has just dosed a 1 
successful winter en- 
gagement at Mike 
Golden A Black's 
Museum, 

Loa Angeles, where 

he appeared as 
chief entertainer. 
Prince Muttgo 
makes a hit wherever 
he goes. The Prince 
has signed with 
COLE BROS.' WORLD 
TOURED SHOWS aa 
chief ballyhoo attrac- 
tion for Season 1617. 



: ANNOUNCEMENT = 



cTuie HI4K NoreLUtt inJ rclli 

Se«t XSZTtoto 



GORDON- STRAUSS CO. 

(HOT INC.) 

IS W. Madison St. (corner Clark), - Chicago, ill. 



THE SMITH GREATER SHOWS 

Season Opens Next Monday, February 26, In Ensley 

All people engagea report at Winter Quarters until Friday night, the ;3fl, 
Hart place (or another hish-clasa show. 

A fear Prlvllegea Still Open, Including Photo Gailary. Cigarette shooting 
Gatlery, Spot ana Jewelry Hoop-la, Write or wire 



SMITH GREATER SHOWS. B 



( 84. .North Birmingham. Ala. 



DORMAN & KRAUSE SHOWS 

Season Opens Saturday, March 17 

Darlington, S. C. 



Wanted, Free Acts consisting of 4 to 



METROPOLITAN SHOWS 

Want One Mere Novel Free Attraction. Mast Be Sensational 



FOR SALE, $300.00 

OCEAN WAVE ON VENICE PIER 

M^^^SD^T*iaj£^^^^*wwJ , * **' " 1 ° ''^I.T'tCCL^at^'M? OaMwiSa.''^' 



WANTED AT ONCE 

Experienced help for Whip and man who understands Cush- 



man Engine; also experienced man for a Mangels Carousell, 
one who understanoa repair work. Write or wire to SAM 
MECHANIC, Week 19th, Savannah, Georgia, in care Krause 



KBtSn'Aiiw^Bm'l ail! SSL*! «»?i«¥lDi^im^ r u^. 1£R £Z 



i a Kuala err co. i 



L — For the Boston Auto Show 



. AERIAL BAR PERFORMERS WANTED 



BROWN'S GREATER SHOWS Ftb r r&£l?.?<£ 



Jap Ro|i Down, Pop 'Em In, Cigarette Shooting Gallery, Piah Pood, D*»U' 
Striker. All Wheels open. Want two good money-getting Shows, ana Platform Show. 

lM,aU-daj Grinder and Ticket Seller, Will furnish onto 



Bowling Allay, Japanese Bowling Alley, Knife 
: s, oaa Platform Show. Good opening lor Monkey ™ 

iplote for Dlnaioa Show. Want to hear from Free 



WANTS 



THE BILLBOARD 



1BRUARY 24, 1917. 




WESTERMAM 
MONEY $POT$ll 



Defies anyone to produce a New Eng- 1 
land "Money Spol" route that will compare 
with the WORLD OF PLEASURE. 
"First In" munition territory. Opening in 
the real money town, where Brmlt King, the 
■greatest money spot in the United States, bar none— Ml JITCDttllDV PANH 
■Apr H 26. Fourteen Weeks Now Positively Booked. ■ £H»UII ■ , VUM!., 

All departments complete except CONCESSIONS. A few more good legitimate concessions 
still open. "Will consider leasing "EX." WHEELS to right party on sharing basis. Cook House, 
Fish Pond, Hoopla,. Gold Glass, Shooting Gallery, Ball Games, few others still open. 

GRAB THE LIVE ONE FOR THE MONEY COUNTRY 

Address ALEX. FINN, Sup., Concessions, Room 504 Carney Building, Boston , Mass. 



Scutixria d Ft i ffttefMl 

H}KFoesu»n won ton for Mtry c " omtttti v****-- 



VEAL'S Famous Shows 

Opens at Opelika, Ala. 

? -SATURDAYS 2 MARCH 17TH AUSPICES WOODMEN 

Mm SkntM WAbi^Mrtio^™ > S-ffi,.-^5S~rf- 

^Si^ Si& 3^S l tSie^ s w**vsy* 
♦win tiwiw j^/^^^'ajr^^^'^gs 

ILLUSIOII SHOW ^r^? ' 0 ™^" . w ^" *" p.-bb*it.-«« e 
MUSICAL COMEOV SHOW ^ t&kJ^*'^^ 
ATHLETIC SHOW »?^»«S*rtJrtAr' — 
FUlPOBMSHOWIi^'^^^J^-^jJsi^:^ °~ * 
TOMS!"' ™» >— ».■-«•■••.•»>««.."-. 

ieh. ssswru^^ w«a«.~ — - 




HAVE THE FOUOWIHO PROPEITV FORJALEJ 



; WANTED FOR 

THE HERBERT GREATER SHOWS 

Opening COLUMBIA, S. C, March lOth Uth 

EA6LES' SPRING CARNIVAL, on tbe STBEETl i. the HEART of lie CITY. 

Abo the Folloning Cities, on Streets: Chester, S C, under tbe 
auspices of the Comraereiil Club; then Charlotte. N. C , under 
tbe auspices of the Elsies: Iben Wmiton-Sa'en. N. C . and 
Bluef.Eld, W. Va. 

CAN PLACE FOR THE COMING SEASON— Ferris Wheel, Silo- 
drome Riders, Working World, Monkey Speedway, Joy- 
land, Submarine or any goc«l money-getting Show. The 
following Concessions open : High Striker, Jap Roll Down, 
Glass Wheel, Pop 'Em In, Cigarette Shooting Gallery, 
Fish Pond, Devil's Bowling Alley or any legitimate Con- 
cession. Can place ten-piece Band. Address all mail to 
JOS. 0 HERBERT. lapcfUl Hotel. Columbia. 1 C. 



J. F. Murphy's American Shows 

THE GILT EDGE ATTRACTIONS 
Open Sun&r, S. C, Mar. 17th, Under Chamber of Commerce 

WANTED TO BUT— On* Coml.inatmn Car and one BaicKSKa Cur. mu»t be over 
SO (l aniTpass M C B. irrapecUon WANT one more Lady ilomrlromp Rider. 
Colored: Terformern for planintlon shone. Pew LegJl'.malr Cuocwlons sllll 
or.en..l'nlm:etry. Jnlm. Prioio. Vases. CUrarelle Sh.ior.lng Gallery and siring 
.Niiot, Address J. F. MEKI'HV. Mgr.. lloi 887. rules'. 8. C 



AMUSEMENT PARK FOR SALE OR LEASE 

CRESCENT PARK 



Elks'CharityFundGalaWeck 

March 12th to 17th, Savannah, Ga. 

450 real live Elks boosting. 27 hustling committees with their shoulders to the wheel. Everybody 
with/money, marbles and chalk ready to play. 



5 BIG PARADES DURING THE WEEK 

fth big HkaS pararie Every lodge in the State will be represented. Billed li 
ay. Not ten miJUoD, but ten thousand admission, tickets already sold. 

CONCESSIONS'—Everything open except wheels. Write 



.Opening Monday night with hip MkaTparadp. Every lodge in the State will be represented, 
front page stories every day. Not ten million, but ten thousand admission] tickets already sold. 

Write quick. r ^.. 
SHOWS — Will consider two or three of high-class nature. FREE ACTS— All booked attractions. 

/ CON T. KENNEDY SHOWS 

ibia-pTG.; Witatington, Bale^, N. C; Norfolk, Portsmouth, Va., to follow Savannah; all on the streets. Address 
tV?W. MOSELEY, care of Elks' Headquarter*, 143 Ball St., SAVANNAH, GA. ^